Burke Placed on Administrative Leave by Mount St. Mary's

Published 02/15 2012 11:32PM

Updated 02/15 2012 11:53PM

EMMITSBURG, MD -- The University placed Head Men's Basketball Coach Robert Burke on paid administrative leave Wednesday, and appointed Assistant Coach Matt Henry as Acting Head Coach.

Burke requested the leave following conversations with University officials on Tuesday.
"Decisions like these are never easy, and certainly more difficult while our season is in progress," said Director of Athletics Lynne Robinson. "We wish Coach Burke well and we are hopeful he is able to resolve these matters quickly."
Burke was appointed as Head Coach at Mount St. Mary's in May of 2010, and amassed a 17-40 record overall. The Mountaineers are currently 6-19 this season, 4-10 in the Northeast Conference, and in ninth place in the 12-team conference standings.

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