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Jamison ends basketball coaching tenure at Bethel College

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College head men’s basketball coach Alonzo Jamison will not return for the 2014-15 season.

Kent Allshouse, Bethel athletic director, made the announcement Feb. 24

“To have someone with such historic ties to Kansas basketball coaching in our athletic department is a pretty rare event at our level,” Allshouse said. “While I am grateful for the three seasons of leadership Alonzo provided, I feel that we need to steer the program in a different direction.”

Jamison was hired in July 2011 and is completing his third season with the Threshers. He leaves Bethel with a career conference record of 6-48 and an overall record of 7-75.

Jamison, originally from Santa Ana, Calif., played for KU under Coach Roy Williams from 1989-92. In 1991, he was a starter on the Kansas team that defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks to win the Southeast Region Tournament and advance to the NCAA Final Four (Kansas ultimately lost to Duke in the final).

Allshouse also said that “a national search for a new coach will begin immediately.”

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2013-14 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2013-14. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.

In sports, Bethel competes within the 10-school Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information, see and

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