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Western Michigan fires basketball coach Steve Hawkins

Posted: 9:26 PM, Mar 11, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-11 21:26:26-04
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan basketball coach Steve Hawkins has been fired. Hawkins spent 17 seasons as head coach of the Broncos.

WMU went 13-19 this season and was eliminated by Toledo 76-73 in the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday.

Athletic director Kathy Beauregard says she decided to make a change in the leadership of the men's basketball program, and the search for a new coach begins immediately.

Hawkins is the only coach in program history to win 100 MAC games.