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Liberty University to not Renew Dunton's Coaching Contract
Dunton completed his fifth season as men's basketball coach yesterday when the Flames lost to No. 6 seed VMI, 79-78, in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Advance Auto Parts Big South Basketball Championship.
Liberty finished the 2006-07 season with a 14-17 record. Since taking over the head coaching position, Dunton has compiled a 66-85 overall record, posted one winning season in five years and guided the program to its second Big South championship in 2004.
Dunton has been a part of the Flames' basketball program for 14 years, starting as an assistant coach during the 1989-90 season. He was promoted to interim head coach for one year just prior to the start of the 1997-98 season. Dunton left Liberty for four seasons (1998-2002) before returning as Liberty's sixth head coach, a position he took over on March 6, 2002.