Cleveland State, Gary Waters to part ways

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Cleveland State and head coach Gary Waters are expected to part ways, sources told NBC Sports.

An announcement could come as soon as today.

Waters had been the head coach with the Vikings for the past 11 seasons, having reached the 2009 NCAA tournament and three NITs in his first six seasons with the program. But after averaging 20 wins in his first nine seasons with the Vikings, Waters’ program was decimated by transfers. Bryn Forbes left for Michigan State after the 2014 season. Trey Lewis (Louisville) and Anton Grady (Wichita State) transferred prior to the 2015-16 season to play their final season at a bigger school. As a result, Waters spent the last two years failing to rebuild his team, finishing 18-45 over that stretch.

Prior to Cleveland State, Waters was the head coach at Kent State and Rutgers.