The 2019-20 college basketball season doesn’t kick off for another few months, but the sport is back in the headlines this afternoon.
Cleveland State announced it has parted ways with head coach Dennis Felton.
According to a release from the school, Cleveland State fired Felton and his entire staff.
Athletic Director Scott Garrett released a statement about the move.
“We take our mission to provide CSU student-athletes with a transformational experience very seriously. Our coaches operate with the expectation that they should build a culture supportive of our student-athletes in the classroom, accountable for their conduct as representatives of the University, and for their performance on the court. We will seek a new leader for our program who can deliver on this commitment.”
Felton led the program to a 22-44 record in two seasons.
He previously coached at Western Kentucky, where he lead the team to three NCAA Tournaments. Felton eventually took over the Georgia Bulldogs program, but led the team to just one NCAA Tournament in six seasons.
Several players from the Cleveland State basketball team decided to leave the program just two years into Felton’s tenure.
That led the program to make a change and leaves the team in search of a “new leader.”