MSU will not renew head men’s basketball coaching contract

Joshua Sampson, Staff Writer

Morgan State University announced that Todd Bozeman will not continue as the head men’s basketball coach for the 2019-2020 season.

After joining the Bears in 2006, Bozeman’s contract was not renewed because Morgan has decided to part their ways with the coach.

“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,” said athletic director Edward Scott.

Although Morgan is not reaching their target program numbers, Bozeman was able to completely turn the Bears around.

Prior to his arrival, the Bears had not had a winning season since 1988-89. And after 13 seasons, he guided Morgan’s record for consecutive 20-win campaigns in 2007-2008 (22-11) and 2008-2009 (23-12).

Bozeman also led the Bears to two consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010 where he received “Outstanding Coach” of the tournament honors and an NIT (National Invitation Tournament) appearance in 2008.

He also led the Bears to two consecutive MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) championships in 2009 and 2010.

The former three-time coach of the year, Bozeman, finishes his time at Morgan State being the winningest coach with a 195-218 record.