MARIETTA - Jeff Filkovski has resigned as the head football coach of Marietta College, Director of Athletics Larry Hiser announced Wednesday.
Filkovski spent five years as the head man for the Pioneers, leading his teams to an overall record of 10-40 during his tenure.
"I appreciate the opportunity to have been the football coach at Marietta College the past five years," Filkovski said. "There was some good, as well as some bad. I cared about the program, the college and most of all those players."
Filkovski's coaching career at Marietta did include several highlights, including leading the Pios to an upset of No. 7-ranked Otterbein, 25-22, on a last second touchdown pass in 2009.
Coach 'Ski, as many call him, also saw 18 of his players selected to All-OAC teams over the past five seasons. Filkovski was well-respected by his players and developed good relationships with many of them, including Adam Tate and Dan Starr, who were each assistant coaches for Marietta this fall.
"Marietta College would like to thank Coach Filkovski for his dedication to Pioneer football over the past five years," Hiser said. "We appreciate the work he did building a program that contributed to many campus initiatives. We wish him well in his future endeavors."
Filkovski's early coaching career included being offensive coordinator for Heidelberg and NFL Europe's Cologne Centurions.
He played collegiately for Allegheny College, where he started at quarterback and led the team to a Division III National Championship in 1990.
Filkovski said his overall time at Marietta College was enjoyable.
"Through the years, all the way back to that first team, I got to coach a lot of good players," Filkovski said. "The coaches became my comrades. Every week you're trying to put something together.
"Football is a battle, and I learned a ton."