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Westminster College to Begin Search for Men's Basketball Coach

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College announced that Larry Ondako will not return next season as head men's basketball coach. A search for a replacement will begin immediately.

"I thank Larry Ondako for all of his hard work and dedication to the men's basketball program and Westminster athletics," said Athletic Director Jim Dafler. "We wish for him only the best in his future endeavors."

Ondako coached the Titans for nine seasons compiling a 96-143 record (.402), including a 6-20 mark this season. His 2003-2004 squad won the Presidents' Athletic Conference title.

A 1993 Westminster graduate, Ondako is one of only 34 Titan men's basketball players to score 1,000 or more points with his 1,019 points from 1989-93. His 152 free throws made in 1993 also remains a school record. He was a two-time NAIA District 18 first-team selection and was named team MVP in 1992-93. Also a former Titan tennis player, Ondako was inducted into the Titan Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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