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Charlotte and head coach Alan Major agree to part ways

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20: Head coach Alan Major of the Charlotte 49ers looks on during a college basketball game against the Georgetown Hoyas at the Verizon Center on December 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Hoyas won 81-78. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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Charlotte and head coach Alan Major have agreed to part ways, according to a release from the school. The five-year head coach of the 49ers had two leaves of absence to attend to medical issues over the last year with the program.

Major finishes his career at Charlotte with a record of 67-70 in games he coached and a conference record of 22-43 across the Atlantic 10 and Conference USA.

“To my coaches and support staff: Ryan Odom, Desmond Oliver and Orlando Vandross are not only outstanding coaches but also great fathers, husbands and leaders. I thank them as well as our support staff and managers for their tireless dedication,” Major said in the release. “To the players, both current and former: thank you for your efforts on and off the floor and for giving me the chance to coach you. The former 49ers have blessed us by coming back for reunions and restoring pride to Charlotte basketball. To my family, friends and loyal fans: Thank you for your cheers, love and support. While we did not reach all of our goals, I am thankful that we achieved some historic victories on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.”

A former assistant coach under Thad Matta for nine years at Xavier and Ohio State, Major is a respected recruiter and he’s also developed a number of talented post players as a former big man coach with the Buckeyes.