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Ed DeChellis Leaves Penn State: Athletic Department Statement

The Penn State athletic department and athletic director Tim Curley just released the following statement on Ed DeChellis' departure and the search for a new Nittany Lion head basketball coach.

"On behalf of the Penn State and State College communities, I would like to offer my sincere appreciation to Ed DeChellis and his staff for their efforts with the men's basketball program the past eight years. Ed and his staff built a strong foundation for the program and then were able to see all their tireless efforts result in winning the 2009 NIT Championship and advancing to the Big Ten Tournament championship game and the NCAA Tournament this past season."

"Ed is a person of great integrity who is committed to his student-athletes, and their development in all aspects of life, including academic achievement and giving back to the community. He has made a positive impact on the Penn State and State College communities and will be missed."

"We will quickly begin a national search for new leadership for the Nittany Lion Basketball program. It will be a comprehensive search focused on finding the best candidate to lead Penn State Basketball into the future."

More as it becomes available.

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