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Morgan State Football Coach Accidentally Learns School Is Looking To Replace Him

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Head coach Donald Hill-Eley of the Morgan State Bears walks back to the sideline.  (credit: Jarrett Baker/Getty Images)

Head coach Donald Hill-Eley of the Morgan State Bears walks back to the sideline. (credit: Jarrett Baker/Getty Images)

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BALTIMORE (CBSDC) – Most people who have been fired or laid off typically do not like the feeling. So imagine how it would feel if you happened to stumble upon your administration’s plan to get rid of you down the road.

That is exactly what happened to Morgan State football coach Donald Hill-Eley. According to The Baltimore Sun, Hill-Eley learned he may be soon out of a job after he accidentally received an e-mail during the week outlining the university’s plans to seek his replacement.

Hill-Eley told the paper that he still has yet to hear anything official from the school even though the received the email three days ago.

“I don’t know what’s going on,” Hill-Eley told the Sun.

The coach told the paper that he felt expectations changed when David Wilson took over as the university’s president two years ago.

“He said the expectations had changed,” Hill-Eley told the Sun. “But the input didn’t change, so how do you expect things to change on Saturday?”

Hill-Eley’s head coaching career at the school started out great, with winning records in his first two seasons. The last three seasons, he has had a hard time keeping the team over mediocrity with three straight losing records.

“It’s about resources, bottom line,” he told the Sun. “They thinking that just because they have a stadium, that’s enough. But you look at a place like Towson, and they’ve significantly increased their investment in their program. I’m doing everything I can here, and the administration sits back and says I’m already getting enough.”

According to the paper, athletic director Floyd Kerr has apologized to Hill-Eley for sending that e-mail out.

Hill-Eley has one year remaining on his contract.

If removed at the end of the season, Hill-Eley would be the third-winningest coach in the school’s history.

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