Mike Burns Will Not Return to Coaching Position

May 30, 2007

Eastern Washington University interim athletic director Michael Westfall, who recently completed his evaluation of the department, has announced that Mike Burns will not return as men's basketball coach next season.

Burns was hired as head coach April 1, 2004. During his three seasons at the helm the Eagles compiled a 38-49 record, including 22-22 in the Big Sky Conference. He was also with the team as an assistant coach from 2000-2003.

Westfall said a search for a new men's basketball coach will begin immediately. Westfall will be available Wednesday to discuss the future direction of the basketball program. To schedule a media interview with Westfall, please contact either Dave Meany in University Relations at (509) 359-6335 or Sports Information Director Dave Cook at (509) 359-6334.

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