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Siedlecki steps down as Yale coach

New Haven, CT (Sports Network) - Jack Siedlecki announced his retirement as Yale's football coach on Wednesday and that he has accepted a position as assistant athletics director.

Over the past 12 years, Siedlecki has coached Yale to two Ivy League Championships (1999, 2006) and has posted a 70-47 record, including a 47-37 mark in Ivy League play.

"I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished over 12 years, going from 1-9 to 9-1 in three years, winning two Ivy League championships and playing with the title on the line in the final game of the season the past three years," said Siedlecki. "I have been given an opportunity to stay affiliated with Yale Athletics for the balance of my career, and I deeply appreciate that."

Yale went 6-4 this season and Siedlecki's last game as coach was a 10-0 loss to Harvard in the Yale Bowl.

The former Amherst College head coach was named Yale's 32nd football coach on December 19, 1996. He replaced the winningest coach in Ivy League football history, Hall of Famer Carm Cozza, who retired in 1996 after 32 seasons.

He led the Bulldogs from a 1-9 season his first year to a 1999 Ivy title and a 9-1 season that included a win over Harvard in the Yale Bowl.

11/26 13:18:47 ET