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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A football coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato, who was cleared of child pornography charges that stemmed from videos found on his cellphone of his naked children clowning around after a bath, has been reassigned, the university said Friday.

Todd Hoffner, who was the Mavericks head football coach, will serve as the school’s assistant athletic director for facilities development, the university said in a news release issued late Friday.

In his new role, Hoffner will be responsible for helping develop the school’s master plan for athletics and recreation facilities. The new assignment takes effect immediately.

University spokesman Dan Benson said in an email to The Associated Press that the school could not comment on whether Hoffner’s reassignment was a mutual decision.

Aaron Keen will remain acting head football coach for the Mavericks, the school said. Keen acted as head coach all season.

“Minnesota State Mankato will be making additional decisions regarding the head football coach position in the coming weeks,” the news release said.

Attorney Chris Madel says they “intend to fight the university until Mr. Hoffner is restored as head coach of the successful football team he created.”

Phone messages left after hours for Hoffner’s civil attorney and the attorney for his union were not immediately returned Friday night.

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