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Men’s basketball coach Jim Christian will not return to TCU

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TCU men's basketball head coach Jim Christian won't be returning next year, university athletics director Chris Del Conte said in a statement Monday.

Christian will take the head coaching job at Ohio University, according to multiple reports. 

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Monday that Christian will be announced as the Bobcats' new head coach at a 1 p.m. press conference Tuesday.

Reports surfaced Sunday night of Christian's hiring, but TCU athletics did not confirm his departure until Monday afternoon.

Christian had a 56-73 record in four seasons at TCU.

Christian was hired in 2008 after spending six seasons at Kent State University where he led the Golden Flashes to 138-58 record and two NCAA tournament appearances.

Below is the complete statement from Del Conte:

"Jim Christian will not be returning as TCU's head men's basketball coach. We appreciate Jim's contributions to TCU and wish him the best. A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately. With our entrance into the Big 12, the momentum on the TCU campus and the great city of Fort Worth, we are very excited about the future of our men's basketball program."

 

 

 

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