HAVRE — Aaron Christensen, the head football coach for Montana State-Northern, has resigned effective immediately.

School officials made the announcement on Wednesday.

Jake Eldridge, the Lights' defensive coordinator/strength & conditioning coach will be taking over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. He also served as the interim head coach in 2014 when Mark Samson resigned.

The Havre Daily News first tweeted the news that Christensen was resigning on Tuesday.

Christensen took over the MSU-Northern program in 2015, after serving as the offensive coordinator at Missouri Valley College.

"I would like to thank the school for the privilege and opportunity to coach the Northern football team the last three seasons," said Christensen in a press release. "It has been a great experience for me and my family and I wish nothing but the best for MSU-Northern in the years to come.

The Lights were 2-27 during Christensen's tenure, including 1-7 this season. MSU-Northern's lone win was over Mayville State.

The Lights' are coming off a 93-19 loss to No. 11 Montana Tech. MSU-Northern lost the previous week 52-3 to Rocky Mountain College.

Greg Kegel, the chancellor at MSU-Northern said a search for Christensen's successor will begin immediately.

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