Tuesday , Mar , 09 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

San Francisco head coach relieved of his duties

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – University of San Francisco head
basketball coach Philip Matthews has been relieved of his post, this according
to USF Director of Athletics Bill Hogan on Tuesday.

Matthews coached the Dons for nine seasons, compiling a 139-123 record with a
64-62 mark in the conference. He guided San Francisco to the WCC tournament
championship and an NCAA tournament bid in 1998. Matthews replaced Jim
Brovelli in 1995 after the Dons went 11-18. He made an immediate impact as the
team completed a 16-11 campaign the following season.

The Dons finished the season with a 17-14 mark. San Francisco’s season came to
an end Saturday when the club lost to Santa Clara in the second round of the
West Coast Conference tournament.

“Phil has done a solid job in his nine seasons at USF,” said Hogan. “Phil has
been here nine seasons and elevated the program. He took us to our first NCAA
bid since bringing basketball back.”