Garland steps down at Cleveland St. after going 23-60

Updated: March 31, 2006, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland State basketball coach Mike Garland resigned Friday after three losing seasons.

Garland went 23-60 with the Vikings, who have not had a winning season since 2000-01 under Rollie Massimino. The 51-year-old Garland had two years left on his contract and will be reassigned within the university.

When Garland replaced Massimino in 2003, the Vikings were at the bottom of the Horizon League. They went 4-25 in Garland's first season, then 9-17 and 10-18.

During Garland's seven years as an assistant at Michigan State, the team reached three Final Fours and won a national championship.

The Vikings have been in the NCAA Tournament only once, when they upset Indiana and reached the round of 16 in 1986.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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