Dec. 12, 2004
SportsLine.com wire reports

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Sam Houston State football coach Ron Randleman announced his retirement Sunday, a day after the Bearkats lost in the semifinals of the Division I-AA playoffs.

With an overall record of 219-166-6, Randleman was third among active I-AA coaches in victories before his retirement. The 62-year-old was 132-124-3 in 23 years at Sam Houston, including 11-3 this season.

Sam Houston's season ended Saturday with a 34-13 loss to Montana, which will face James Madison this week for the national championship.

Randleman coached at William Penn and Pittsburg State before coming to Sam Houston.

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