UAlbany's Bob Ford stepping down after 2013
The upcoming 2013 season will be his 44th and final one.
Ford announced on Tuesday that he would step away from the program following this upcoming season.
"It's impossible to get to this point and put in this many years without a lot of memories flashing through your memory bank," said Ford, at the team's media day.
The Great Danes will start their first year in the Colonial Athletic Association, against Duquesne on Aug. 31.
UAlbany will play its first game on Bob Ford Field, on Saturday, Sept. 14, when they host new league foe Rhode Island.
Ford has 255 career varsity wins at UAlbany, make him the winningest active coach in Division I FBS or FCS.