Reported by: Josh Lewis
July 19, 2013
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The University of Charleston is once again in the market for a new head basketball coach. After only three seasons at his alma mater Mark Downey is leaving. Coach Downey is headed back down south. Downey leaves UC for West Alabama- a division two school that competes in the Gulf South Conference East Division. Downey faced some off the court adversity following this past season when three of his players were arrested for first degree robbery in downtown Charleston. In nine seasons as a head coach Downey has been named Coach of the Year six times. Downey has plenty of familiarity with the Gulf South Conference. He won a pair of Gulf South Championships while at Arkansas State prior to his time at UC. West Alabama was 6-12 in conference play last year. They were 9-18 overall.
Josh Lewis has more on the departure of Coach Downey.