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Evansville Has Fired Head Coach Marty Simmons

The basketball hoop during the Pac-12 Tournament.

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While the NCAA Tournament is going on, it is the offseason for some programs. That means coaching changes.

We've already had a number of college basketball coaches fired or resigning since the season ended. You can add Evansville's Marty Simmons to the list.

Simmons, who had been the head coach of the Purple Aces since 2007, was dismissed this afternoon. Simmons finished with a 184-175 overall record in 11 seasons at Evansville.

Randy Moore of 14News first reported the news.

A former Evansville player, Simmons served as an assistant coach at his alma mater from 1990-96 and 1997-2002. He also was the head coach of Wartburg College (1996-97) and SIU Edwardsville (2002-07).

In his tenure at Evansville, Simmons led the Purple Aces to three CIT and two CBI berths. His team won the 2015 CIT.

Simmons was inducted into the Evansville Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997.