Football Bowl Subdivision

Western Illinois coordinator resigns abruptly

Macomb, IL (Sports Network) - Western Illinois football is seeking a defensive coordinator again after the recently hired Kevin Corless resigned due to personal reasons.

Corless, who spent nine seasons leading the defense at Arkansas State from 2002-10, as the co-defensive coordinator for seven seasons and the sole coordinator in his final two seasons, began his position at WIU on Jan. 16. has linked Corless to a position at Georgia Southern.

"When Kevin talked to me about resigning from his position as defensive coordinator, he noted it was strictly due to family reasons. As a family man, I respect his reasons to resign and take a different job as a position coach at another institution," WIU head coach Mark Hendrickson said.

"I plan to have a defensive coordinator on board very soon."

01/25 15:58:57 ET