PHELPS FIRED: Drake Lets Coach Go

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After five seasons as the head coach for the Drake University men’s basketball team, Mark Phelps has been fired.

The university says after a comprehensive review, it has decided not to retain Phelps. Athletics director Sandy Hatfield Clubb says Phelps was obviously disappointed, but handled the situation with the utmost integrity. Hatfield Clubb says she doesn’t regret Phelps’ hiring five years ago.

Phelps was hired in 2008 after the departure of Keno Davis for Providence. His first season as the Bulldogs’ coach the team had a record of 17-16.

Phelps’ teams won 77 games over his five-year tenure.

He came to Drake from Arizona State, where he served as associate head coach.

Drake University says a national search will be conducted to find a new coach.

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