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Coaching Carousel: Aki Thomas Out at UMBC

One of the nation's youngest coaches is out after a four year stint at UMBC.

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UMBC has decided to move on from Aki Thomas after a four-year tenure with the Retrievers.

Thomas was one of the nation's youngest head coaches when he took over the reigns at age 32. He compiled a 21-70 record in Baltimore after taking over on an interim basis for Randy Monroe in 2012-12, who resigned.

UMBC closed their 2015-16 season with a ten point loss to Stony Brook in the first round of the America East Tournament on Wednesday. It was the eighth straight losing season for the Retrievers.

Thomas was previously an assistant at Howard under Frankie Allen where he finished his collegiate playing career. Allen was on the UMBC staff this past year after leaving as head coach of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Look for local names to swirl for the Baltimore-based job, including fellow Howard alum Milan Brown, who was fired at Holy Cross a year ago but is familiar with the area.