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Shiver quits Bowie State football job


Sanders Shiver has resigned as head football coach at Bowie State, where his teams went 15-24-1 in four seasons, including 1-10 in 1992.

The resignation is effective March 16, according to a release from the school. Shiver could not be reached for comment. In the release, Bowie State athletic director Charles Guilford said the university will begin interviewing candidates immediately.

Shiver, a linebacker with the Baltimore Colts from 1976 to '83, arrived at Bowie in 1986.

He was an assistant under head coach Dave Dolch when the Bulldogs went 9-2-1 and made their first appearance in the NCAA Division II tournament, losing to Portland State.

Shiver became coach in 1989, and that fall the Central Collegiate Athletic Association found that the 1988 team had used ineligible players. Shiver guided the Bulldogs to the CIAA championship in 1989 and was named the league's Coach of the Year. But the CIAA took away the title and Shiver's honor because it found that the team again used ineligible players.

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