Central Michigan fires coach Ernie Zeigler

BY foxsports • March 14, 2012

Central Michigan has fired basketball coach Ernie Zeigler with two years left on his contract.

Athletic director Dave Heeke announced the move Wednesday. The buyout will cost the school $368,437

Zeigler was 75-111 over six seasons. He was given a new, four-year contract two years ago when he was just about to sign his son, Trey, to a scholarship to play for the Chippewas. Central Michigan was 11-21 this season and 10-21 last year.

Trey Zeigler has averaged 16 points a game over two seasons, leading the team in scoring each year. The 6-foot-5 guard has two years of eligibility.