TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State University and head men’s basketball coach Greg Lansing will part ways after 11 seasons, Director of Athletics Sherard Clinkscales announced today.
Clinkscales and Lansing will appear together at a news conference at 2 p.m. today at Dede I in the Hulman Memorial Student Union on campus. The news conference will be socially distanced and masks are required. Only working members of the news media will be allowed to attend and individual media outlets are limited to TWO people, including photographers.
“I would like to thank Greg and his staff for their dedication to Indiana State University over the last decade,” Clinkscales said. “Greg has directed this program with class and dignity, and represented the Sycamores well in the community and on the court. It is simply time to have a change in the leadership of this program.”
Said Lansing: “After meeting with Sherard over the past couple days, I’ve been notified that my contract will not be extended. While I am disappointed, I understand the business side of college athletics. I’d like to thank Sherard for our open and honest conversations over the last two days. I love Indiana State and Terre Haute and always will. It’s a part of who I am. We look forward to what’s ahead and trust that the Man Upstairs has a plan for Kristi and I. I also look forward to supporting Indiana State basketball and all of our teams moving forward. We truly appreciate the support we have received as well as the friendships we have made. We couldn’t be more blessed and thankful.”
In Lansing’s first season at ISU, the Sycamores won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament and went to the NCAA Tournament. Lansing went on to lead the Sycamores to appearances in two National Invitation Tournaments and one CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
At ISU, Lansing became the 11th coach in Missouri Valley Conference history to reach 100 career conference wins. He had six winning seasons, four all-MVC first team selections, and went to the Arch Madness championship game twice. His tenure ends as the second-winningest coach in program history with a record of 181-164.
Indiana State will begin immediately to look for a new head coach.