Lamar Head Coach Steve Roccaforte Fired After Five Year Run

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By Paul Seaver (TheArenaPulse)
Lamar athletic director Larry Tidwell announced the decision to fire men’s head basketball coach Steve Roccaforte on Monday.

Roccaforte spent five years as the man in charge at Lamar and following a 13-17 season overall this past year, his tenure has come to an end.

Roccaforte guided Lamar to only one winning season, which came back during the 2008-2009 season. In that season, Lamar finished 19-11 overall with a 13-3 mark within the conference. That mark earned the school’s first Southland Conference regular season championship since 1983-1984.

Roccaforte succeeded former head coach Billy Tubbs prior to the 2006-2007 season, guiding Lamar to a 15-17 record in his first year.

The Cardinals’ 13-17 season this year marked their third consecutive losing season.

Roccaforte was 76-78 during his five seasons at the helm.

*Photo: Steve Roccaforte *Credit: 12newsnow.com
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