UIS Won’t Renew Men’s Basketball Coach’s Contract

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois-Springfield’s men’s basketball coach Ben Wierzba’s contract won’t be renewed.

The State Journal-Register reports that UIS athletic director Kim Pate made the announcement Tuesday. Wierzba has been the Prairie Stars’ head coach for four seasons. This past season the team finished 10-18 overall and 5-13 in the Great Lakes Conference.

Wierzba’s record over his four years with the team has been 41-67.

UIS says associate athletic director Travis Whipple will oversee the men’s basketball program until a new coach is hired.

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