Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sources: Winston Bennett Relieved of Duties at Mid-Continent

I have been told tonight by two sources close to Mid-Continent University that head coach Winston Bennett has been relieved of his duties.

Bennett was a star at Male High School and the University of Kentucky. He spent time in the NBA as both a player and assistant coach before landing the head coaching job at Kentucky State.

Off the court, Bennett works as a motivational speaker and author.

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.”

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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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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a whole lotta attention for a lower tier NAIA program that doesn't even have their own gym. They play at Mayfield High School.

Anonymous said...

It took a long time but Winston Bennett has been removed from the Mid Continent Athletic website. Under Men's basketball, only the two assistants are listed.

Anonymous said...

Heard they didn't want to pay Bennett. Too bad, he'll do fine elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

He was caught cheating again

Anonymous said...

Went back to woman he was dating for over six years , he thinks no one knows but word gets around and I have seen them together glad he got caught maybe his wife will wake up

Anonymous said...

Maybe all of you should live your life and stop worrying about his.

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