Home https://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/ Sport https://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/ Kent out as Washington St. coach after 5 years

Kent out as Washington St. coach after 5 years

Kent, 64, took over in Pullman in 2014 and failed to finish .500 in any of his five seasons in charge . The Cougars finished tied for eighth in the Pac-12 in Kent's first year and never finished higher than 10th place since then.

Kent was 47-77 entering this season, and Washington State finished 11-21 overall and 4-14 in the Pac-12.

"I met with Ernie earlier today and let him know I would be making a change in the leadership of our basketball program," athletic director Pat Chun said in a statement. "We appreciate all that Ernie has done for Washington State but at this time we need a new direction to energize our fan base and return the program to prominence. I am optimistic that our returning students-athletes give us an immediate opportunity to move our program in a positive trajectory. "

The Cougars' season ended Wednesday night with a 84-51

loss to Oregon in the Pac-12 tournament.

Washington State has not reached the NCAA tournament since 2008, when Tony Bennett was at the helm.

Source link