A day after the St. Norbert Green Knights were bounced from the NCAA Division III playoffs by undefeated UW-Whitewater 31-7, head football coach Jim Purtil tendered his resignation. Purtil led St.Norbert to it's most successful football run in school history. In 15 years, the Green Knights won 11 Midwest Conference Championships and qualified for the playoffs 10 times. His career record was 130-30 and an even more impressive 122-20 in MWC games. The ninth head coach in school history, Purtil's 130 wins are a school record. The team finished this year with an 8-3 record. Athletic Director Tim Bald says a national search to find a successor will begin immediately.