Two Idaho Vandals assistant football coaches leave program

April 22, 2013 

Mike Anderson and Patrick Libey have left to pursue opportunities in the private sector, the university announced Monday.

Anderson, the linebackers coach and a former Vandals linebacker/defensive end (graduated in 2006), is the manager of a start-up company in Lewiston and was offered part ownership. He said until the offer was presented, he never envisioned leaving coaching.

“It was a difficult decision – especially since I was at my alma mater,” said Anderson, a Lewiston High graduate. “I was approached by some investors and decided it was a great opportunity within a market that is untapped. I want to thank coach (Paul) Petrino for the opportunity and wish him and the Vandals the best of luck.”

Libey, the defensive line coach, has decided to pursue other career opportunities, the university said. Libey is a former Idaho player and team captain (graduated in 2004) who previously coached safeties and special teams at Idaho.

“I want to thank the University of Idaho and the football program for everything they have done for me,'' Libey said. “It has been an enjoyable career but it is time now for me to pursue other opportunities.”

The Vandals completed spring camp April 19. They open their season Aug. 31 at North Texas (home opener is against Northern Illinois on Sept. 14).

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