Toledo fires former MAC Coach of Year Joplin after 11-19 season

Updated: March 16, 2008, 11:28 PM ET
Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The University of Toledo has called a press conference for Monday to announce that the school has fired basketball coach Stan Joplin.

The Rockets finished the season 11-19, ending with a 77-57 loss to NCAA tournament-bound Kent State in the Mid-American Conference quarterfinals on Thursday.

A year ago, Joplin was named the MAC's Coach of the Year -- the first time in 27 years a coach from Toledo received the honor.

Joplin coached the Rockets for 12 years. He signed a three-year extension in 2006 that was to have taken him through the 2008-09 season.


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