By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Western Illinois has parted ways with head coach Billy Wright. The Leathernecks did not qualify for their conference tournament.
The team went 5-21 during the regular season. However, they were 2-14 during conference play in The Summit League.
The Leathernecks ended their season on an 11-game losing streak. Their last win came in a 86-80 win over the Denver Pioneers on January 11th at Western Hall in Macomb, Illinois.
“We want to thank Billy for his commitment and service to our men’s basketball program and the University,” Director of Athletics Danielle Surprenant said. “We appreciate his contributions over the last six seasons and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
He had been their head coach since April 2014. Wright previously worked as an assistant coach and associate head coach at the school from 2008 through 2013.
As their head coach, he guided the team to a 53-115 record.
The school has begun a national search to find his replacement.
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