The Seattle Redhawks have fired head coach Cameron Dollar, a source told FanRag Sports on Monday afternoon. He was with the program for eight seasons.
Before becoming the head coach of Seattle in 2009, Dollar was previously an assistant coach under Lorenzo Romar for the Washington Huskies.
Some may more notably remember him as a UCLA Bruins basketball player from 1993-97. He is likely most famous for paying 36 minutes and contributing 8 assists and 4 steals when UCLA won the championship in 1995. He got his chance to shine thanks to Tyus Edney having to deal with an injury.
Dollar did help Seattle transition from being aligned with no conference to joining the WAC in 2012.
For more important context, Dollar was hired in 2009 as the head coach at Seattle, which was going to transition to compete on the Division I level after dropping out in 1980.
It is worth noting that the Redhawks have gone to 11 NCAA Tournament appearances during the basketball program’s history, but have not gone to the Big Dance since the 1968-69 college basketball season.
Seattle went 13-17 this season. The Redhawks ended up finishing WAC play by having the third-worst league record.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.