JUCO DIRT: Lacey fired as Head Basketball Coach at Lewis and Clark CC

According to a report from The Telegraph, Kevon Lacey has been fired as the head men’s basketball coach at NJCAA D1 Lewis and Clark Community College.

Lacey took over as the interim head coach at the school back in June after Doug Stotler retired. Lacy, a former standout at Evansville, had served as an assistant on Stotler’s staff for the previous four seasons.

LCCC AD Dr. Cedric Brown told The Telegraph, “Evaluating the program, I felt it was time to make a move. We appreciate everything Coach Lacey has done for the program at Lewis and Clark and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Brown has since named himself as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. He had previously served as the head coach at Lake Land College for seven seasons, and had a bunch of other stops (including serving as an assistant at LCCC) during his career.

Lacey was blindsided by the move, and responded, “He (Brown) fired me, but I don’t really want to go into it much right now.” Lacey also added, “I feel like I was discriminated against. I really wasn’t set up to succeed. Now (Brown) is coaching the team. The timing is weird.”

Lewis and Clark was 7-13 at the time of Lacey’s dismissal. Brown won his first game on Wednesday, defeating Three Rivers 72-70.

According to Brown, a national search will begin once he receives approval from the board of trustees.

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