BALTIMORE — Morgan State University is parting ways with its head men’s basketball coach, a man who owns the program record in wins after joining the school in 2006.
The decision to not renew Todd Bozeman’s contract was announced Wednesday by the university’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Edward Scott. The team is coming off of a 9-21 season in which they lost to archival Coppin State three times, including a season-ending loss to the Eagles in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament.
“Today's decision was especially tough because Coach Bozeman has been the face of our men's basketball program for the past 13 seasons,” Scott said in a statement the school released. “Although we are not offering Coach Bozeman a contract extension, we fully recognize and appreciate what he has meant to Morgan and our basketball program. We have very high expectations for our men's basketball program and after conducting a comprehensive review, it became clear that we are not reaching our full potential on the court.”
Bozeman’s tenure ends with an overall record of 195-218, making him the winningest coach in Morgan history, the school said. His teams played in six of 13 MEAC Tournament Champinonships, winning three regular-season titles and earning back-to-back MEAC titles, yielding them NCAA Tournament participation, in 2009 and 2010. The Bears also played in the National Invitational Tournament in 2008.
Bozeman was named MEAC Coach of the Year in three-straight seasons (2008-2010), and he was the Hugh Durman Mid-Major Coach of the Year during the 2008-2009 season.
Morgan State did not disclose plans on their search for a new head coach.