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NEW INFORMATION: Keen named interim head football coach, Hoffner to fight reassignment

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota State, Mankato, has named Aaron Keen interim head football coach.

As acting head coach, Keen led the Mavericks to a 13-1 record and the national Division II semifinals. The school said Monday his appointment will run through the end of the school year as a national search is conducted for a permanent head coach.

Keen was pressed into duty when head coach Todd Hoffner was arrested and faced child pornography charges for videos of his children discovered on his university-issued cell phone.

Hoffner was cleared by a judge, but has been reassigned to an administrative role. He has vowed to fight the reassignment.
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MANKATO, Minn. (WEAU)-- A former Minnesota State University football coach who was cleared of child pornography charges will now serve as the university's Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities Development.

Minnesota State University Mankato made the announcement about Todd Hoffner on Friday.

The university says Aaron Keen will remain as acting head football coach for the Mavericks.

Hoffner was the head football coach there and also used to coach at UW-Eau Claire.

He was accused of having child pornography in August, but those charges were dismissed.

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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota State, Mankato football coach who was cleared of child pornography charges wants the investigative reports in his case to remain sealed.

Todd Hoffner sued the state and Blue Earth County earlier this month in hopes of keeping the police reports private, after a Twin Cities television station asked to see them.

Hoffner was accused of child pornography in August after school officials found naked videos of his children on his work-issued cellphone. Those charges were dismissed.

The Mankato Free Press reports that District Court Judge Krista Jass issued a ruling last week that will keep the reports private until they can be reviewed.

Hoffner has been taken off administrative leave but not reinstated as head coach.


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