Roccaforte out as Lamar basketball coach

Roccaforte out as Lamar basketball coach

Lamar University athletic director Larry Tidwell announced that Steve Roccaforte will not be retained as head men's basketball coach at a press conference held Monday afternoon at the Montange Center.

"Steve Roccaforte has been relieved of his duties as head men's basketball coach for Lamar University," said Tidwell. "We will begin a national search for a coach and have a time table set after the Final Four (April 4). This was a decision not made easily, trust me. After a thorough evaluation with this season and his tenure, it deemed it necessary for a change."

In his fifth season, Roccaforte compiled a 76-87 overall record, which included a 39-41 mark in Southland Conference play. The Cards missed out on the SLC Tournament for a third consecutive season with a 7-9 record, 13-17 overall.

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