Stanford University’s Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics Bernard Muir announced today that Head Men’s Basketball Coach Johnny Dawkins has been relieved of his duties after eight seasons.
“This decision was not easy and it was a very difficult discussion for both Johnny and me, but like everything else during his tenure at Stanford, he handled it with class, respect and the utmost concern for his student-athletes,” said Muir. “There are so many great things that Johnny was able to accomplish on The Farm, including improving the graduation rate, achieving an Academic Progress Rate of 1000, an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and two NIT championships. The student-athletes Johnny coached during his tenure at Stanford represented the University with class and humility.”
“I want to thank the Stanford community for playing such an important part in the lives of Tracy and I and in the lives of our four children,” said Dawkins, who compiled a 156-115 record in eight seasons at the helm. “While I am disappointed that we could not achieve the desired high level results, I leave proud of the tremendous young men who have given their all to the program and I know the future is bright for Stanford basketball.”
Muir has begun a national search and there is no timetable for naming a new head coach.
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