ASC makes change in men's basketball program
Search underway for new head coach
ALAMOSA, Colo.— Adams State College director of athletes Larry Mortensen announced this week that Grizzly head men’s basketball coach Mark Murdock has been dismissed from his position.
Mortensen is now actively searching for a new coach and plans to have that position filled as soon as possible.
Murdock recently completed his third season with the Grizzlies, posting a combined 30- 52 record in his tenure. That time was highlighted by the Grizzlies 2007-08 campaign when Murdock guided the program to an NCAA Division II era (1992-93/Present) school-record 18 wins, including 12 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference triumphs, and a trip to the RMAC Shootout.
In the last two seasons, the Grizzlies went a combined 12-42 finishing with a 4-23 mark in 2008-09 and an 8-19 record in 2009-10. The team went 1-18 in RMAC play last season and finished with a 5-14 mark in 2009-10 after winning each of the last four games.
“We appreciate Coach Murdock’s efforts and wish him well in his future endeavors,” Mortensen said.
“The search is underway for the best possible candidate that will bring success and stability to the program for the long term,” he added.
Mortensen also announced that second-year assistant coach Jon Belt has resigned his position.