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Delaware State abruptly fires Barbara Burgess

Barbara Burgess has been let go after leading the Hornets to just 17-69 overall since 2015.

Courtesy of Delaware State athletics

Delaware State women’s basketball coach Barbara Burgess was let go along with the school’s men’s basketball coach, Keith Walker, and football coach, Kenny Carter.

Burgess had a history with the program considering before she began coaching at Delaware State, she was a four-year starter for the Hornets (1985-89) and is regarded as one of their all-time best players in program history.

Since taking over as head coach for Delaware State in 2015, she led her team to an overall record of 17-69 overall and 12-33 in the MEAC over three seasons, including just 5-21 and 4-9 this year.

Assistant coach Kyle Adams will be Burgess’ temporary replacement for the Hornet’s remaining three games before the MEAC Tournament.

Mary Hill, DSU’s interim AD, provided a short statement regarding the terminations of Walker and Burgess:

“We thank coach Walker and coach Burgess for their service to the University and wish them well in their future endeavors,” she commented via the Delaware Online.