Dover, Del. – Delaware State University has announced that head men’s basketball coach Keith Walker and head women’s coach Barbara Burgess were relieved of their duties today after being informed their contracts will not be renewed for next season.

The Hornet men have a 3-25 overall record and 1-12 mark in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with Walker at the helm this season. Since appointed as DSU head coach with 10 games left in the 2013-14 regular season, Walker posted a 43-96 record (27-44 MEAC) with the Hornets.

Keith Johnson, Delaware State Associate Men’s Head Coach, has been appointed as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

The DSU women’s basketball team has a 5-21 overall record and 4-9 mark in MEAC contests under Burgess this season. She compiled a 17-69 record (12-33 MEAC) since appointed as head coach of the Lady Hornets prior to the 2015-16 season.

Assistant coach Kyle Adams will serve as DSU interim women’s basketball head coach for the rest of the 2017-18 campaign.

“We thank coach Walker and coach Burgess for their service to the University and wish them well in their future endeavors,” said Mary Hill, Delaware State Interim Director of Athletics.

The Delaware State women and men have three regular season games remaining before competing in the 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament Mar. 5-10 in Norfolk, Va.

The Hornet teams return to action on Saturday at Howard University in Washington, D.C. DSU’s women and men will also visit Maryland-Eastern Shore on Feb. 26 before wrapping up the regular season at home against Morgan State on Mar. 1.

Courtesy: DSU Athletics


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