South Alabama head basketball coach Matthew Graves fired

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University of South Alabama Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann announced Thursday that the contract of head men’s basketball coach Matthew Graves will not be renewed.

Graves just completed his fifth season at the program with an overall 65-96 record.

“I met with Matthew this afternoon and have informed him that I am going to make a change,” said Erdmann.  “I have a great deal of appreciation and respect for Matthew and his service to our university over the past five years, and wish him and his staff the best moving forward.”

A national search for Graves’ replacement will begin immediately, USA Athletics announced. 

For more information about South Alabama athletics, check back with www.usajaguars.com, and follow the Jaguars at www.twitter.com/USAJaguarSports. Season tickets for all Jaguar athletic events can be purchased by calling (251) 461-1USA (1872).

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