Jamison ousted as Bethel coach

By Steve Sell
February 25, 2014
Bethel College Sports Information

NORTH NEWTON — Bethel College announced Monday that former University of Kansas star Alonzo Jamison would not return next season as men’s basketball coach.

The announcement ends Jamison’s unsuccessful three-year tenure with the Threshers, which produced just seven wins in 80 games, including this year’s 0-27 season.

Jamison was just 6-48 in KCAC games.

“To have someone with such historic ties to Kansas basketball coaching in our athletic department is a pretty rare event at our level," Bethel Athletic Director Gary Allshouse said in a press release. "While I am grateful for the three seasons of leadership Alonzo provided, I feel that we need to steer the program in a different direction."

Jamison, originally from Santa Ana, Calif., played for KU under coach Roy Williams from 1989-92. In 1991, he was a starter on the Kansas team that defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks to win the Southeast Region Tournament and advance to the NCAA Final Four.

 Allshouse also said that "a national search for a new coach will begin immediately."