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Youngstown State coach Jerry Slocum retires

Youngstown State v Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, IN - DECEMBER 21: Head coach Jerry Slocum of the Youngstown State Penguins is seen during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Purcell Pavilion on December 21, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Youngstown State 87-78. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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Youngstown State announced on Tuesday afternoon that head coach Jerry Slocum will be retiring after 42 seasons as a head coach.

“After 42 years of head coaching, I have been blessed and honored to have coached so many great young men and the privilege of working alongside some great assistant coaches,” Slocum said in a release. “At this time I’m announcing that I’m retiring from coaching and have loved every moment that I was called ‘Coach’.”

Slocum spent 30 years coaching at Nyack, Geneva and and Gannon before finally landing a Division I gig in 2005. He spent 12 years with the Penguins, going 142-232 in those 12 years. Slocum won 723 games in his career.