Idaho State coach Mike Kramer retires; Rob Phenicie takes over

POCATELLO, Idaho -- Mike Kramer has retired as head football coach at Idaho State, the school announced Thursday.

Former assistant Rob Phenicie will take over head-coaching duties.

The Bengals went 18-50 under Kramer. Their best year during his tenure came in 2014, when they went 8-4 and nearly made the FCS playoffs.

Kramer had one more year on a three-year contract extension. His retirement comes one week before spring football practice starts.

Kramer previously coached at Eastern Washington and Montana State.