Report: Ron 'Fang' Mitchell out as coach at Coppin State

Report: Ron 'Fang' Mitchell out as coach at Coppin State

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

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Coppin State head coach Ron "Fang" Mitchell will not return to the Eagles, the Baltimore Sun reported Friday afternoon.

Mitchell had been the head coach at Coppin State for 28 years, making four appearances in the NCAA Tournament and two in the NIT.

Most of his success came during the 1990s, when he won a share of nine out of 10 MEAC regular-season titles, and also had an 11-season stretch of winning seasons from 1988-99. Included in that was an NCAA Tournament upset of No. 2 seed South Carolina in 1997, when the Eagles were a No. 15 seed.

However, Mitchell and Coppin State have finished below .500 in nine of the past 10 seasons, going 20-44 in the past two seasons. The Eagles were 12-20 in 2013-14.

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