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Navy Coach Lange Resigns After 20-Loss Season

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Navy men’s basketball coach Billy Lange has resigned following a second straight losing season. 

Lange coached the Midshipmen for seven years and had only two winning seasons. Navy went 11-20 in 2010-11 after going 13-17 one year earlier. 

Lange says coaching at Navy “will always be one of the highest honors of my life,” and says the program “is poised for a great future.” 

The Midshipmen went 9-19 in his first season at the Academy, in 2004-05. He guided Navy to a 16-14 record in 2007-08 and was named Patriot League coach of year. 

Navy won 19 games the following season, but that was its last winning season under Lange. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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