Joe D & # 39; Amore is increasing as the head coach of the Windsor Lancers football program after eight seasons.
University & # 39; Windsor made the announcement in & # 39; a statement on Sunday.
"For the past eight years I have had the honor and privilege led the Lancer football team, along with & # 39; hundreds & # 39; outstanding young men," said D & # 39; Amore.
"I want to thank all my family Lancer including coaches and my players for their dedication and all their support during my time here. It was an incredible ride and I will continue to follow and support all the teams Lancer in the future. "
The Windsorite led the team to four & # 39; & # 39 athletes; Ontario University Athletics (OAU) to playoff appearances from 2011 to 2014. He was named OAU Football Coach of the Year in 2011 after the team advanced to the semi-finals of the OAU.
D & # 39; Amore was also a team player from 1996 to 2000 as a wide receiver & # 39; and was the team captain for three seasons.
Director of Athletics Mike Havey says he is grateful for the hard work D & # 39; Amore over the years.
"It is true that Lancer has been committed both as a coach and as a student athlete to represent the University & # 39; Windsor with pride and with great spirit," said Havey, and wish him the best.
D & # 39; Amore said he is excited about the next chapter in his life, but "Lancer will always be proud because this is who I am and this is who I am I will always".
The school is beginning its national search for the next head coach immediately.