Finlandia Men\’s Basketball Coach Charlie Kemppainen released from coaching duties

Hancock, MI. (April 25, 2011) – Finlandia director of athletics Chris Salani
announced today that Finlandia has decided to make a change in its head
men\’s basketball coach.

\”I truly appreciate the hard work Charlie has put into being our men\’s
basketball coach the past nine seasons,\” Salani said. \”He is a good person
and has been a loyal and a committed representative of our athletic
department and university. Charlie represents the type of individual that
helps make our community better.\”

Since becoming a member of the NCAA in 2006, the Finlandia men\’s program has a cumulative wins and loss record of 44-73 (.367) and an overall record of 22-54 (.289) against NCAA Division III opponents. The Lions program finished this past season at 7 – 17 (.292).

\”We will immediately begin the search for a new men\’s head basketball coach at Finlandia,\” said Salani.