Gesser introduced as Vandals Interim Head Football Coach

Published On: Oct 22 2012 06:35:51 PM PDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2012 07:18:31 PM PDT
Moscow, ID -

Two years ago, Jason Gesser was coaching a high school football team. On Monday, he was introduced as the interim head coach at Idaho.
   Gesser will coach the Vandals in their remaining four games, replacing Robb Akey, who was fired last weekend. He said he would like to be considered for the permanent job.
   Gesser's eyes teared up and he struggled to speak as he recalled how Akey plucked him two years ago from Eastside Catholic High in Sammamish, Wash., to be the Vandals' running backs coach. Gesser was promoted to offensive coordinator prior to this season.
   Akey was 20-50 as head coach of the Vandals, including 1-7 this season. Idaho was blown out 70-28 by Louisiana Tech on Saturday.