Montana selects interim coach, AD

Published Mar. 30, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

The University of Montana has picked associate head coach Mick Delaney to serve as the interim head coach after the firing of Robin Pflugrad.

The school on Friday also picked Jean Gee as interim athletic director after Jim O'Day's dismissal.

University President Royce Engstrom fired Pflugrad and O'Day on Thursday. No reason was given for the firings beyond Engstrom telling Pflugrad that the university needed a change in leadership.

The firings capped six months of tumult for the university and the football program, which was dealing with sexual assault allegations against two players.

Delaney has been on the Montana coaching staff for four seasons.

Gee has served as the associate athletic director for Montana for the past eight years.