Tennessee State fires Travis Williams after two seasons

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

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Just two seasons after promoting assistant coach Travis Williams to the top job, Tennessee State will be looking for another head coach.

The Tigers fired Williams on Tuesday.

“We're disappointed to have to do this after just two year, but we feel that it's something that's in the best interest of our program and our student-athletes and our future,” athletic director Teresa Phillips said.

Williams took over after the 2011-12 season, when head coach John Cooper moved to Miami (Ohio). He went 18-15 in his first season, but the Tigers stumbled to a 5-25 campaign this season. They didn't a win a single non-conference game against Division-I competition and failed to qualify for the Ohio Valley tournament.

According to The Tennessean, Phillips said she hopes to have a new head coach in place shortly after the Final Four.

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