MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Murray State says it has reassigned head football coach Mitch Stewart to another position in the athletic department and will begin “an efficient” national search for his replacement.

Stewart was 19-27 in five seasons with the Racers and 15-23 in Ohio Valley Conference play. Murray State finished 4-8 and 2-6 in the OVC after losing its season finale 31-24 to Southeast Missouri on Saturday.

The school said in a release Saturday night it would have no further comment until the search is concluded. Athletic director Kevin Saal thanked Stewart and his wife Rikki for their contributions over 10 years with the school and added, “Their sacrifice and effort have built a foundation from which we must grow and improve upon as a program.”