Cliff Warren fired as JU head coach

By Matt Kingston, Sports producer, mkingsto@wjxt.com
Published On: Mar 14 2014 05:55:07 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Jacksonville University said good-bye to the longest-tenured head coach in their men's basketball program's history Friday afternoon.

Coming off of a 12-18 season with an expiring contract, Athletic Director Brad Edwards and Jacksonville University fired head basketball coach Cliff Warren.

Warren spent 9 seasons as the Dolphins head coach, and finished in the top 5 of the Atlantic Sun five of those seasons.

Warren's first year at Jacksonville saw the Dolphins finish the season with only eight healthy players. They struggled to a 1–26 record, the worst performance in school history. In Warren’s second year, the Dolphins pulled off the biggest turnaround in the country – improving from one win to a 15-14 record and a third place finish in the A-Sun.

However, Warren and the Dolphins have had losing seasons in each of the last 3 years, failing to get past the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.

Warren was 126-150 in his 9 seasons as Dolphins head coach.

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