Scruggs fired by Gardner-Webb

Rick Scruggs is out after 15 seasons coaching at

Gardner-Webb.

School officials said Friday that they would not bring him back

next season.

Scruggs was 199-218 at Gardner-Webb, and the Runnin’ Bulldogs

were 8-21 this season and 5-13 in the Big South. They did not

qualify for the Big South tournament because VMI claimed the No. 8

seed by a tiebreaker.

Scruggs, whose career record is 377-333 after 23 seasons, led

Gardner-Webb to the biggest victory in school history two seasons

ago when the Bulldogs knocked off Kentucky in the second round of

the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.

Vice president for athletics Chuck Burch said in a statement

that Scruggs “played an important role in several memorable

victories and moments for our basketball program.”