FSU suspends Annese

Bulldogs coach handed eight-day suspension regarding locker room incident during Michigan Tech game

BIG RAPIDS — An incident that occurred during halftime of Ferris State’s road game against Michigan Tech will force head coach Tony Annese to sit out this weekend’s game against Northwood.

OUT: FSU football coach Tony Annese will sit out this weekend against Northwood. (Pioneer file photo)

OUT: FSU football coach Tony Annese will sit out this weekend against Northwood. (Pioneer file photo)

Ferris State handed Annese an eight-day suspension effective Wednesday, which will include Saturday’s game against Northwood. Annese will be reinstated on Nov. 14.

As it remains a personnel matter, Ferris State officials would not make any addition comments involving the incident on Wednesday.

Upon learning of the incident, university officials conducted an immediate review before handing down the suspension.

During the suspension, head coaching duties will be handled by assistant head coach/offensive line coach Rob Zeitman.

Prior to the incident in question on Oct. 26, Ferris State had trailed the game against Michigan Tech, 21-10, heading into halftime. The Bulldogs rallied in the second half to outscore the Huskies 20-6 to win the game in the final minute of play, 30-27.

Annese has compiled a 13-7 record as the head coach at Ferris State in two seasons with the Bulldogs.

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