Liberty decides against bringing Dunton back as coach
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Liberty University coach Randy Dunton will not return next season, the school announced Wednesday.
The decision came a day after the Flames lost 79-78 to VMI in the opening game of the Big South Conference tournament. The team finished 14-17 overall and 8-6 in the conference.
Dunton's one winning season was in 2004, when he guided Liberty to the Big South championship.
Dunton began at Liberty as an assistant coach in 1989 and compiled a 66-85 record as head coach after taking over the program in 2002.
The university will conduct a nationwide search for a new head coach, Liberty athletic director Jeff Barber said.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES
- NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision
- UConn agrees to play Arizona, Ohio State
- Beavers' Baker in ICU; required defibrillator
- Lawsuit: Tulsa failed to protect woman from player