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Fort Valley State Fires Basketball Coach

3:57 PM, Mar 8, 2011   |    comments
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Fort Valley State University has fired its men's basketball coach after an 8-21 season.

A news release from the school Tuesday reported that Athletic Director Percy Caldwell fired coach John Douglas in a morning meeting.

"After an assessment of the past two years of the men's basketball program, it has become patently clear that we must take our program in a different direction," Caldwell said, according to a news release. "We are grateful to coach Douglas for the service he has provided and wish him success in future endeavors."

The Wildcats finished the 2010-'11 regular season at 8-20, then lost their opening game in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament. It's the second year in a row they were eliminated in the opening round.

Douglas' two-year record was 17-40 overall and 15-33 in the conference.

Fort Valley says its search for a new coach will begin immediately.

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