Charlotte fires football coach Will Healy

Field Level Media

October 24, 2022 at 4:07 pm.

Charlotte fired coach Will Healy on Sunday amid a 1-7 start to the season, the school announced.

“We are grateful to Will Healy for the incredible energy and enthusiasm he brought to our program,” said Director of Athletics Mike Hill. “He made an impact here that will never be forgotten. Sadly, however, on-field results have not met expectations.”

Healy, 37, was in his fourth season at the helm of the 49ers and had a 15-24 overall record. He led the 49ers to a 7-6 record and an appearance in the Bahamas Bowl in 2019 — the only season the team reached the .500 mark in Healy’s tenure.

This season, the team ranks last in FBS in scoring defense, giving up an average of 44.57 points per game.

Offensive line coach Pete Rossomando will serve as interim head coach. He has prior head coaching experience at Central Connecticut State and New Haven.

Charlotte lost 34-15 to FIU at home on Saturday to fall to 0-4 in Conference USA play. The 49ers turned the ball over five times and FIU jumped to a 27-0 halftime lead.

Charlotte has lost 12 of the past 14 games as it prepares to move to the American Athletic Conference.

The Charlotte Observer said candidates to replace Healy include Pep Hamilton, a Charlotte native who is the Houston Texans offensive coordinator; Campbell coach Mike Minter; and Josh Gattis, the offensive coordinator at Miami.

Charlotte will play next Saturday at Rice.