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Dennis Felton out at Cleveland State after just two seasons

After two unsuccessful seasons at Cleveland State, head men’s basketball coach Dennis Felton and his entire staff have been let go.

“[We] operate with the expectation that [coaches] 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,” AD Scott Garrett said in a statement Friday.

Felton had success early in his carer as the head coach at Western Kentucky, which he parlayed into a six-season tenure at the helm at Georgia. His time with the Bulldogs was less successful but he did reach the postseason three times, including a surprise NCAA Tournament berth in 2008.

Mid-July is never the ideal time to make a coaching change in college basketball, but the program – which last made the NCAA Tournament in 2009 – has been at the bottom of the Horizon League for four straight years.


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