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Tinker named new School of Mines head football coach

RAPID CITY (AP) -- Assistant Coach and offensive coordinator Zack Tinker has been promoted to head football coach of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

RAPID CITY (AP) - Assistant Coach and offensive coordinator Zack Tinker has been promoted to head football coach of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

The school announced earlier Friday that head football coach Stacy Collins has resigned to take the special teams coordinator position at Utah State. Tinker was introduced as head coach during a news conference Friday afternoon.

Tinker was hired by Collins in January 2012 and has also served as the Hardrockers' quarterbacks and running backs coach. Tinker also was Collins' assistant at Eastern Oregon University.

Collins led the Hardrockers program for four seasons, compiling a 16-27 record. He helped transition the program from NAIA to NCAA Division II competition, and led the team to two winning seasons, including last year.

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