November 23, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Terry Allen is out after nine seasons as Missouri State University's coach.

The school announced Sunday that it wouldn't renew Allen's contract, which is set to expire at the end of January. Allen had compiled a 37-64 record, and the Bears went 4-8 this season.

Athletic director Kyle Moats said MSU would move expeditiously to hire a new coach. The contracts of the assistant coaches and staff will expire at the end of December.

Allen was highly successful in eight seasons as coach at Northern Iowa, going 75-26. He was handed a Kansas program in 1997 severely lacking in talent and compiled a 20-33 record there before he was fired before the end of the 2001 season. Allen then served a stint as associate head coach at Iowa State.

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