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Penn State Coaching Search: Jeff Lebo Issues Statement

Yesterday, ESPN.com's Andy Katz reported Penn State was considering East Carolina's Jeff Lebo, formerly of Auburn, for its head coaching position vacated with the departure of Ed DeChellis for Navy. Today, however, Lebo, in a joint press release with ECU, says Penn State has not contacted him...yet.

Despite speculation from various national media reports, East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo confirmed Thursday that he hasn't been contacted about coaching vacancies at any other institutions.

"My family and I are very happy at East Carolina and I am committed to continuing to build the basketball program here," Lebo reiterated.

"We made great strides this past season and I'm looking forward to the upcoming season" he added, to bring closure to the situation.

It's important to not Lebo is not removing his name from consideration here, simply noting he has not been contacted. So really, none of Katz's reporting was inaccurate based on this statement. Lebo might still be in the mix at Penn State. It's newsworthy that Lebo has issued this statement, though.

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