BREAKING: Dement steps aside at UNCG

UNC-Greensboro men’s basketball head coach Mike Dement and Director of Athletics Kim Record reached a mutual agreement that Dement will no longer serve as head coach, effective immediately. Assistant coach Wes Miller has been named as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Dement is in the seventh season of his second tenure as head coach of the Spartans. He returned to UNCG on April 9, 2005, after previously serving as head coach from 1991-95. In 11 total seasons as UNCG’s head coach, Dement posted a 124-181 record. The 124 victories are a school record for men’s basketball. Miller, 28, is in his second season on staff with the Spartans. He has previous Division I coaching experience at both Elon and High Point. A native of Charlotte, Miller lettered three seasons at North Carolina, helping the Tar Heels to the 2005 national championship. He graduated from UNC in 2007.

A national search for a permanent men’s basketball coach will be conducted.