NCAA Basketball

Donyell Marshall out as head coach at Central Connecticut

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Donyell Marshall has stepped down as head coach at Central Connecticut, the school announced Friday.

The former NBA and UConn star was 40-140 in five seasons at CCSU, with losing records each year.

The Blue Devils were 5-16 this season and 5-13 in the Northeast Conference, failing to qualify for the conference tournament.

"I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to coach these young men," Marshall said in a statement. "I thank each of them, as well as my coaching staff, for making this a memorable experience."

Marshall played for 15 seasons in the NBA and served as an assistant coach at Rider and Buffalo before taking the job at Central in 2016.

"Donyell is a man of high character and was a valued member of our staff. We wish Donyell all the best moving forward," interim athletic director Tom Pincince said in a statement.

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Updated March 5, 2021

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