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W.Va. Wesleyan coach taking job at Delta State

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Wesleyan says men's basketball coach Jim Boone has resigned to take the head coaching job at Delta State.

Boone said in a statement Thursday he was grateful for the opportunity to coach at Wesleyan but called the Mississippi school "a new and exciting challenge."

Boone will replace Jason Conner, who was fired last month after a 6-21 season.

The Winfield native went 22-9 in his only season at West Virginia Wesleyan that included the Bobcats' first-ever win in the NCAA Division II tournament.

Boone also had coaching stints at Tusculum, Eastern Michigan, Robert Morris, and California, Pa.

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