Director of Athletics Perk Weisenburger announced March 12 that Illinois State will not be renewing the contract of head men’s basketball coach Tom Richardson, which expires on April 18, 2003.

Richardson served as the Redbirds’ head coach for the last four seasons and has been at Illinois State for 10. As the head coach, he compiled a 56-64 overall record. For the season just ended, the Redbirds were 8-21.

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