TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — Troy University announced Sunday that head coach Chip Lindsey will be released from his contract, according to Director of Athletics Brent Jones.

Defensive coordinator Brandon Hall will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. 

Lindsey had an overall record of 15-19 during his three seasons at Troy.

“I appreciate Coach Lindsey’s hard work over these last three years,” Jones said. “However, after significant review, a change in leadership is needed. I met with Coach Lindsey this afternoon and informed him that we would be making a change effective immediately. Our expectation for our football program is to compete for championships, and that resolve has not waivered. A full national search will begin immediately for the next head coach of our storied program.” 

“Ultimately, we fell short of our goal of producing a championship-winning team,” Lindsey said. “I am grateful to the administration at Troy for giving me this opportunity to serve as head coach. Thank you to our players for giving their all, day in and day out. I am proud to have been your coach, and I am grateful for the relationships we forged that will last a lifetime. Finally, I would like to thank my family for their unwavering love and support.”

Troy travels to Georgia State on Saturday in search of its sixth win and bowl eligibility for the first time since 2018.