Notre Dame-Fairfield's Dawon Dicks confirmed a report Tuesday that he is no longer the school's football head coach.

"Please contact [ND athletic director] Rob Bleggi," Dicks said via text message. "I'm no longer the coach of [ND]."

Bleggi released a statement Tuesday afternoon which simply said "Coach Dicks is no longer the head football coach at Notre Dame-Fairfield. I have no further comment on the matter."

The report circulated publicly due to a protest hashtag on Twitter, #WeWantCoachD, in which ND students cried for Dicks to be retained.

"He is a good man and a great coach," Lancers running back Hakim Fleming tweeted.

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Notre Dame went 1-9 last year. Dicks, an alumnus of the school, was the program's fourth coach in five years following a one-year stint by Rico Brogna, two years from Joe Beler and, before him, Jason Hart.

Information from Sean Patrick Bowley and Pat Pickens was used in this report.