Mark Macon never had it easy at Binghamton University. The former Temple University basketball star led the Bearcats men’s basketball program through some tough times, most notably the 2009 scandal that left the university embarrassed and the basketball team decimated of talent and ability to rebound.
There is no doubt that the team had a rough season this year, winning only 2 games and losing 29, but how much blame can be placed upon Macon is debatable.
This week, Binghamton University Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott announced that the team needed to go in a new direction, and fired Macon from the head coaching post he has held for the past three seasons.
“Mark Macon led the program during an extremely difficult period,” Elliott said. “I appreciate and thank him for his efforts but after careful consideration, I have made the difficult decision to make a change in leadership. The decision comes after a thorough assessment of our current program and my expectations for the future.”
Macon, who took over as head coach in 2009, compiled a 23-70 record in three seasons.