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Central Michigan fires head coach Ernie Zeigler

Mount Pleasant, MI (Sports Network) - Central Michigan fired head men's basketball coach Ernie Zeigler on Wednesday.

Zeigler had two years left on the contract he signed in April 2010.

"After a thorough review of the program, a change in leadership is needed in order to improve the overall performance of the program," said athletic director Dave Heeke.

The Chippewas were 11-21 this season and 10-21 last year.

In six seasons with the program, Zeigler compiled a 75-111 record.

03/14 13:10:57 ET