Rick Ray releases first statement following his departure from SEMO

Rick Ray relieved of duties as SEMO head men’s basketball coach

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - For the first day in five years Rick Ray is not the head coach of the SEMO men’s basketball team.

Redhawks fans are already diving into the coaching search and asking who is next, but Ray’s took some time to thank those fans today

Ray put out his first remarks since the Redhawks relieved of him of his position.

“I am disappointed I was not able to turn this program around," Ray said.

In his time with the program, Ray won just 51 games while he lost more than a hundred.

Ray went on to say he is blessed for the time spent with the program and he hopes its sees future success. The key thing of note is Ray thanked his fans of five years.

So where does the university go from here?

The search is on for the next head coach of the program, sources telling KFVS that the interviews won’t begin until next week.

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