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SIU Edwardsville Hawaii Basketball

Jon Harris was dismissed Monday as head coach of the SIU Edwardsville men's basketball team. (AP file photo)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville announced Monday it will not renew the contract of men's basketball coach Jon Harris.

Harris was 31-88 overall in four seasons with Cougars. SIUE was eliminated last week in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, and the Cougars were 15-53 in league games during Harris' tenure.

Athletic director Brad Hewitt said the university will search for a coach who has led a program and has NCAA Division I experience under "high-quality mentors."

SIUE was the first head coaching job for Harris, an Edwardsville native who spent seven seasons under Cuonzo Martin as an assistant coach at Missouri State, Tennessee and Cal. 

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