Matt Viator out at Louisiana-Monroe after 5 seasons

Louisiana-Monroe football coach Matt Viator is out after five seasons at the school.

"I met at length with Coach Viator,'' athletic director Scott McDonald said. "We arrived at the decision that as a program, it was time to seek new leadership.

"I appreciate everything he's done while attempting to rebuild this football program, especially under the extraordinary challenges presented to him and his staff this season."

ULM is 0-10 this season and plays its final game this week against Troy. Scott Stoker will be ULM's interim coach for that game.

Viator went 19-39 at the school, winning six games in 2018 but never reaching a bowl. The Warhawks finished third in the Sun Belt's West Division in each of the past two seasons.

This marks the second Sun Belt coaching change in as many days, as South Alabama on Sunday fired Steve Campbell.

Viator, 57, came to Louisiana-Monroe from McNeese State, his alma mater, where he went 78-33 with five FCS playoff appearances.

McDonald said the team would begin searching for a new coach right away.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.