Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I have been unable to confirm the report but one source said an official announcement will likely be made tomorrow.
Mid Continent is a member of the NAIA and the Trans South Conference. I am told the school is going to conduct a national search for a replacement, starting next week.
UPDATE: WestKentuckyStar.com is also hearing that Bennett has been let go:
Winston Bennett is out as men’s basketball coach at Mid-Continent University. WestKentuckyStar.com has learned that university officials "relieved Bennett of his duties” on Friday. The cause for the termination is unclear at this point.
According to MCU Sports Information Director Tim Shay, MCU Athletics Director Kevin Imhoff and Bennett will release a joint statement soon regarding Bennett's future with the program. Shay said that would happen in the “very near future.”
UPDATE #2: WPSDLocal6.com is hearing that he is technically still the coach at MCU but his future is uncertain:
A story surfaced last night, citing two sources, saying Bennett had been fired. Tim Shay, the Sports Information Director for Mid-Continent, says Bennett is still the mens basketball coach at MCU -- but MCU Athletics Director Kevin Imhoff and Bennett will release a joint statement soon regarding Bennett's future with the program. When that statement will come out is still up in the air, although Shay said it would most likely not happen on Wednesday.
Calls to Imhoff and Bennett were not returned.
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