Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball coach on leave
Mount St. Mary’s University has placed men’s basketball head
coach Robert Burke on paid administrative leave at his request.
A spokesman for the school declined on Thursday to specify the
reason for Burke’s request. Spokesman Duffy Ross says the
second-year coach was granted the leave Wednesday, a day after he
met with university officials.
Ross says it’s a personnel matter and the school won’t comment
Assistant coach Matt Henry has been appointed acting head
The development comes at a critical time for the Mountaineers,
who are 6-19 overall and 4-10 in the Northeast Conference.
Another loss would probably eliminate them from the NEC
tournament after six straight appearances.
The Mountaineers went 11-21 overall, and 9-9 in the NEC, in
their first year under Burke.