Morgan State coach learns from accidentally sent email that he will be fired soon

By on Dec 1, 2012 in Football, Sports, United States Comments

Morgan State football coach Donald Hill-Eley recently received an email outlining the university’s plan to fire him from his post soon, but the said email was not intended for him and was only accidentally sent to him by Kevin Banks, Morgan State‘s vice president for student affairs early this week.

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As noted by Baltimore Sun on Friday, November 30, 2012, Donald Hill-Eley said he received the email on Tuesday night. Morgan State athletic director Floyd Kerr has already apologized to him about the accidentally forwarded email, but he did officially tell him about the school’s plans to replace him.

According to the report, Hill-Eley, who has been the coach of the Morgan State Bears for 11 seasons and had led the team to a 54-69 record, said he has no idea that he will be fired, not until he accidentally got a copy of the email, which contains the schedule of interviewing possible replacement to him by mid-December.

“I don’t know what’s going on.” Hill-Eley, who became the Morgan State coach on February 8, 2002, was quoted telling to the paper via phone interview, with the announcement of the new coach being expected this coming January. The team has suffered from three straight losing seasons and had fallen to 3-8 this year.

“He said the expectations had changed. But the input didn’t change, so how do you expect things to change on Saturday?” Hill-Eley added, referring to Morgan State University president David Wilson, whom he said he had a recent conversation. The Bears only finished eighth in the recent Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Meanwhile, Kerr has not yet released any formal announcement on the firing of Hill-Eley, 46, who is the third-winningest coach in Morgan State history. Eddie P. Hurt led the team from 1929 to 1959 and won 14 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) championships. Earl Banks won four CIAA championships in the 1960s.



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