Seattle University Monday fired Cameron Dollar, who completed his eighth season as the school’s men’s basketball coach. A former University of Washington assistant under Lorenzo Romar, Dollar had a 90-124 (.421) record since taking over the Redhawks in 2010.
“I am grateful to Coach Dollar and his staff for their dedication and commitment to the mission and values of Seattle University, especially with their emphasis on the personal development of the young men who have come through the program,” said Seattle U Director of Athletics Shaney Fink. “However, after thorough evaluation, I have decided that a change in leadership is necessary in order to achieve the full potential of our men’s basketball program.”
“Cameron Dollar has represented Seattle U and Redhawks men’s basketball with class, professionalism and integrity,” said President Stephen V. Sundborg. “He is highly respected by his players and enjoys tremendous goodwill from the SU community. While we have not seen the progress we had hoped we would by this point, I am deeply appreciative of all that he has accomplished with our student-athletes and the University’s return to Division I.”
Dollar produced one winning season when his 2014-15 team finished 18-16. In the past week, the Redhawks lost to Utah Valley 65-53 in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament, concluding a 13-17 campaign.
Before taking over at SU, which made the transition to Division I during Dollar’s tenure, he spent seven seasons helping Romar at UW. He played a major role in the 2005 and 2006 seasons as Washington advanced to the NCAA’s Sweet Sixteen both years. He also helped lead the Huskies to a Pac-10 regular-season title in 2008-09.
Prior to coaching at Washington, Dollar served three years as an assistant coach on Romar’s Saint Louis University staff. He began his coaching career at UC Irvine in 1997, two years after helping lead his alma mater, UCLA, to the national championship. That year’s Final Four was held in the Kingdome.
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— Cameron Dollar (@Coach_Dollar) March 13, 2017