Tuesday , Mar , 08 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Boone fired at Eastern Michigan

Ypsilanti, MI (Sports Network) – Eastern Michigan University announced Tuesday
that men’s basketball coach Jim Boone will not have his contract renewed for
next season.

“We are grateful to Jim Boone and his staff for the dedication they have given
to Eastern Michigan University and the men’s basketball student-athletes over
the past five years,” said athletic director Dave Diles. “This was a difficult
decision to make, but we just felt that a change needed to be made to move the
program forward on a positive note.”

Boone posted a record of 48-96 in five seasons with the Eagles and was
eliminated in the first-round of the Mid-American Conference tournament in
each year.

Boone has a career collegiate record of 321-223 in 19 seasons.