Longtime Northern Kentucky basketball coach to retire after season

Updated: October 7, 2003, 4:14 PM ET

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Northern Kentucky men's basketball coach Ken Shields will retire after the upcoming season.

The 61-year-old Shields is the school's winningest coach with a 290-155 record in 15 seasons. The Division II school finished as national runner-up in 1996 and 1997, when the team won a school-record 30 games.

"We have had many outstanding teams in my career at NKU, and I have really enjoyed my years at NKU. But I know it's time," Shields said Tuesday.

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