Jay Long has been hired as the head football coach at Chadron State College. Long will be the 25th head football coach at CSC and the third who also played for the Eagles. The 35 year old takes over for Bill O’Boyle who was suspended during the season as an investigation looked into private bank accounts that were opened under O’Boyle’s name. It is alleged that deposits were made into those accounts that were football program donations.
O’Boyle continues to work at an office job for the university after the college suspended him in October and later said his contract would not be renewed.
Long has spent the last three seasons as the head coach at Black Hills State in Spearfish, S.D., where he has guided the Yellowjackets to a 15-15 record. Prior to being the head coach, he was an assistant coach at the school from 2003-09. During that time he served as the offensive coordinator, offensive line coach, recruiting coordinator and the strength and conditioning coach.
Long, who graduated from Chadron State College in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in science, was a two-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selection at center and also earned Farm Team All-American honors. He also wrestled at heavyweight and qualified for the national tournament for the Eagles.