Contact Us

Ben Howland Out At UCLA

(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)



Ben Howland


Yahoo! Sports is reporting that UCLA is going to replace Ben Howland as it’s head basketball coach.

Howland’s dismissal comes on the heels of an 83-63 loss to Minnesota in the second round of this year’s NCAA tournament. The loss marks the fifth-consecutive season in which the Bruins have not advanced past the NCAA tournament’s opening weekend.

The 55-year old Howland, who took over at UCLA prior to the 2003-2004 season, was 230-105 in his ten seasons at the school. He guided the Bruins to three consecutive Final Four appearances, from 2006-2008, including a runner-up finish in 2006. Howland, along with Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski were the only three active head coaches to bring teams to the Final Four in three-consecutive years.

With his 230 wins, Howland ranks second on UCLA’s all-time win list, behind John Wooden.

UCLA finished 25-9 in 2012-2013, including a regular season Pac-12 title, one of four that the Bruins won under Howland.

Prior to his tenure with UCLA, Howland had head coaching stints at Northern Arizona and Pittsburgh.

In his 19 years as a head coach, Howland has accumulated a career 398-205 record.

Best of ESPN 1420

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Locker Room quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Locker Room contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.