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Northern Illinois fires coach Montgomery after 1-7 start

Northern Illinois head coach Mark Montgomery watches from the bench during the second half of...
Northern Illinois head coach Mark Montgomery watches from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 106-54. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)(Charlie Neibergall | AP)
Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 7:22 PM CST
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DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois fired coach Mark Montgomery on Sunday after a 1-7 start.

Montgomery had just two winning seasons since he took over in 2011 and led the Huskies to a 124-170 record. After going 18-13 last year, their lone victory this season was over Chicago State last month.

Associate head coach Lamar Chapman will serve as interim coach for the remainder of the season.

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