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NCAA College Basketball News

Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 7:01 PM

A State of Michigan Icon: Charlie Coles To Retire

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Miami of Ohio's Head Coach Charlie Coles is set to retire after almost 50 years in basketball.

 

by Raymond Rolak
AmericaJR.com Web Team

 

 

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After nearly half a century as a basketball coach and 16 seasons at the helm of the Miami University men’s basketball program Charlie Coles announced his retirement. The surprise came following the RedHawks loss to Toledo 60-53 in the first round of the MAC Tournament.  Miami ended at 9-21 this year.

He had 22 seasons as a collegiate head coach, all in the Mid-American Conference, including six years at Central Michigan University. Coles finishes his career with a career record of 355-308, posting a 263-224 mark at Miami. Coles has more wins than any other coach in Miami history and more MAC wins than any other coach in conference history.

Coles captured MAC Coach of the Year honors twice, earning the award in 1987 while at CMU and again in 2005 leading the RedHawks. Additionally, while guiding Miami he had two MAC Players of the Year as Wally Szczerbiak and Michael Bramos both earned All-America honors under his tutelage.

At the 2011 NCAA Final Four he was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches with the legacy award, Guardians of the Game Pillar Award for Education.

“Charlie Coles is an iconic figure in the history of Miami University as a student, athlete, server, leader, mentor and coach,” said Miami University Athletics Director Brad Bates. “He symbolizes all that is noble about the profession of coaching and his entire life has been dedicated to using a basketball curriculum to holistically develop young men. He is leaving an indelible mark on our program, our department and our University and the hundreds of people he has inspired, motivated and developed.”

Coles stressed academics with his squads and also during his tenure at Miami he continued to teach a theory of basketball class.

MURPHY GETS BASKETBALL HONOR

First-year head coach Rob Murphy was named Mid-American Conference Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year for the 2011-12 season. EMU won the MAC West Division with a 9-7 conference mark.

“It’s humbling for me to be honored as the MAC Coach of the Year,” said Murphy after the game. “I credit my staff for their daily commitment and preparation in all areas of our program as we continue to lay our foundation. I want to publicly thank Jim Boeheim (Syracuse) and Jim Christian (Kent State) for the opportunity they gave me to be an assistant coach. The knowledge I learned the previous nine years as part of their coaching staffs has made me grateful,” added Murphy.

Murphy was named EMU’s head coach, April 21, 2011, after spending the previous seven years as an assistant men's basketball coach at Syracuse University. A native Detroiter, Murphy played his collegiate basketball at Central State in Ohio.

 

Graphic credit: MAC Tournament



Northern Illinois Wins First Tourney Game Since 2003

 

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- First year Northern Illinois University head coach Mark Montgomery has had a hard season with mostly underclassman. His pair of Norwegian sharpshooters got hot at the right time as NIU nipped Eastern Michigan 55-52 in the Mid-American Conference playoffs. NIU goes on to Cleveland where the action will take place through the weekend and the MAC Final will be televised on ESPN on Saturday.
Fox Sports Ohio will televise the MAC quarterfinals and semi’s Thursday and Friday respectively.

NIU (5-25) went to half-time with a 18-11 lead over EMU (14-18). The second half had the Huskies shooting three’s and they were 9-21 for the game. Norwegian Nationals, freshman Stian Berg was 2-5 and sophomore Aksel Bolin shot 3-4 from beyond the three point arch to keep the Eagles in check. “I thought our defense was very good in the first half, maybe the best it has been all season,” said Montgomery.

EMU junior guard Derek Thompson got it to 55-52 with a three with only 12 seconds left. NIU missed a one-on-one foul opportunity and it gave EMU a last chance opportunity. Jamell Harris took a centered up three-point field goal attempt to tie the game at the buzzer. Most of the arena stood as his shot hit the backboard, bounced several times around the rim and finally spun out of the cylinder, ending the Eagles hopes for a last-second tie.

It was the last game for senior center and Polish National Kamil Janton who started for EMU. The contest was the first road win of the year in 15 attempts for Northern Illinois. They were led by junior Tony Nixon with 14 points while Bolin added 13. Two free throw made by Bolin with 29 second left was critical for the NIU victory.

Senior guard Darrell Lampley also closed out his EMU career with 13 points and six assists while Jamell Harris added 13 points with eight rebounds.

 

 

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