Lebo Dismissed As Auburn Coach

Jeff Lebo is out as Auburn's coach Athletic Director Jay Jacobs confirmed on Friday.

Auburn, Ala.--The 2010 season with be one of change for the Auburn Tigers on the basketball court as they will go into the first year of the Auburn Arena under the guidance of a new coach as Jeff Lebo has been dismissed as head coach. Auburn fell to Florida in the SEC Tournament to end the season with a 15-17 record, the fourth losing record for Lebo as the Tigers' head coach.

"I want to thank Coach Lebo for all that he has done for Auburn University over the past six years," AU Athletic Director Jay Jacobs said. "Coach Lebo has worked hard and has always represented Auburn with character, class and integrity. However, we feel like the time has come for Auburn basketball to move in a new direction. We deeply appreciate all that he and his staff have done for Auburn, and we wish each of them and their families nothing but the best."

In six seasons at Auburn, Lebo finished his career with a 96-93 record and only two winning seasons. His SEC mark was 35-61 with a 2-6 record in the SEC Tournament. His benchmark season came in 2008-09 as the Tigers finished 24-12 and earned a spot in the National Invitation Tournament. It was the only postseason invitation in his six years at Auburn.

Lebo will finish his career at Auburn joining Ole Miss' former coach Ed Murphy as the only coaches in SEC history to be at a school for six or more seasons without an NCAA Tournament berth.

This season was a tough one for Lebo and the Tigers as Central Florida and Sam Houston State both beat Auburn for their first-ever wins against an SEC school. The Tigers also lost to Troy for the first time in school history.

Auburn will play next season in the new $92 million Auburn Arena under the 20th coach in the history of the program.

Lebo's Auburn Record

Year Overall SEC

2004-05 14-17 4-12 (t-5th, West)

2005-06 12-16 4-12 (t-5th, West)

2006-07 17-15 7-9 (t-3rd, West)

2007-08 14-16 4-12 (6th, West)

2008-09 24-12 10-6 (2nd, West)

2009-10 15-17 6-10 (5th, West)

Total 96-93 (.508) 35-61 (.365)

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