Orr out after seven years as BGSU men's basketball coach (3-11-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 13:10
File photo. Louis Orr motions from the sidelines during a game. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Bowling Green State University will not renew the contract of men’s basketball head coach Louis Orr.
The decision was announced this afternoon.
“We want to thank coach Orr for his dedication to BGSU and his leadership in developing men of character in the Falcon basketball program,” stated BG athletics director Chris Kingston. “I want to personally thank coach Orr for his professionalism and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Bowling Green posted an overall record of 101-121 in Orr’s seven seasons as head coach, including a 54-60 mark in Mid-American Conference play.
‘‘I’m thankful for the opportunities that Bowling Green State University has given me. I’m thankful for the opportunity to coach a group of great guys over the seven years that I have here,’’ Orr said Monday night after BG’s 54-51 season-ending overtime loss to Northern Illinois. ‘‘I’m thankful for the community. For those, whatever their feelings were about me, I’m thankful for them going to the games and supporting these young guys.
‘‘We all want more, I want more. I want these guys to experience more success, more wins. They work hard. I want them to experience more championships. I wish I could have gave more on that end,’’ he added. ‘‘I appreciate these guys. They could have gave up, but they never did, and they are a resilient group. I wish them the best.’’
After posting a 13-17 overall record in his first season at Bowling Green in 2007-08, Orr led the Falcons to an overall record of 19-14 in 2008-09. BG won the MAC East that season and was the top seed in the MAC tournament. For his efforts, Orr was tabbed the MAC coach of the year that season.
Orr went on to lead the Falcons to records of 16-16, 13-19 and 12-20 over his final three seasons. The Falcons lost 11 of the final 14 games this season.
Bowling Green twice made it to postseason play under Orr, competing in the National Invitational Tournament in 2009 and the Tournament in 2012.
A national search for the 16th head coach in Bowling Green State University men’s basketball history will begin immediately.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 16:44

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