Idaho State coach Mike Kramer retires

March 30, 2017 GMT

POCATELLO, Idaho — Mike Kramer retired Thursday as head football coach at Idaho State, the school announced.

Former offensive coordinator Rob Phenicie, who left ISU to join the staff at Northern Iowa earlier this week, has been named the Bengals’ head coach. Phenicie will continue to serve as offensive coordinator while coaching the quarterbacks. All other football coaches and staff will remain in place.

“I appreciate the service Mike has provided to the football program and university,” ISU athletic director Jeff Tingey said. “We are in a better place academically and socially than before Kramer arrived. Mike has been a devoted member of the athletic department and we wish him well going forward.”

Kramer leaves Idaho State with an 18-50 overall record in six seasons as head coach. He had one winning season, in 2014, where the team finished 8-4 and he was named the Big Sky Conference coach of the year.

Phenicie had been with Idaho State for two seasons as wide receivers coach. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in January before leaving for UNI. Prior to Idaho State, Phenicie was the offensive coordinator at UNLV for two years, and he served as the offensive coordinator at Montana from 2003-09.

Kramer served as the head coach at Eastern Washington from 1994-99 and at Montana State from 2000-06. His overall record is 95-125. He went 63-83 in Big Sky games.