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UALR: Steve Shields won't return as men's basketball coach

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Little Rock says men's basketball coach Steve Shields isn't being kept on at the school for the final year of his contract.

UALR Director of Athletics Chasse Conque announced the departure on Wednesday.

The Trojans are coming off a 13-18 season that saw the team fall to South Alabama in the opening round of the Sun Belt Tournament.

Shields has a record of 192-178 in 12 seasons as head coach and a lifetime coaching record of 268-229 across all divisions.

Shields led the Trojans to five division championships and a 2011 Sun Belt Tournament title that earned the program its first NCAA Tournament bid since 1990.

The school says a national search for its next head coach will begin immediately.

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