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Longwood head coach Mike Gillian resigns

Mike Gillian

Longwood head coach Mike Gillian reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game with Georgetown, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Washington. Georgetown won 89-53. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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After 10 years as the head coach of the Lancer program, Mike Gillian has resigned, according to a release from the university.

“Mike has played an important role in the history of Longwood Athletics,” said Director of Athletics Troy Austin. “I want to thank him for his service to the university, the effort he invested in the men’s basketball program and his active involvement with community initiatives. I wish the best to Mike and his family in their future endeavors.”

Longwood has been a Division I program for six years, but this season was their first as a member of the Big South conference. The Lancers went 8-25 this year and 4-12 in league play.

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