Tony Shaver let go as William & Mary coach

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William & Mary head coach Tony Shaver questions a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against William & Mary in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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WILLIAMSBURG (WAVY) — The College of William & Mary announced on Wednesday that longtime men’s basketball coach Tony Shaver has been relieved of his duties.

Shaver had a lot of success with the Tribe. His teams went to the CAA Tournament championship game four times, and made two trips to the National Invitation Tournament.

While Shaver led the Tribe to four CAA title games, his teams were unable to win the conference tournament.

“We are forever grateful to Tony for his commitment and service over 16 years to William & Mary,” Athletic Director Samantha Huge said in a statement. 

“He is a teacher not just a coach and his impact on hundreds of young men will be felt by them for years to come.  However, we have high expectations for our men’s basketball program, including participating in the NCAA Tournament, and we will not shy away from setting the bar high.  Now is the time to begin a new chapter in William & Mary basketball.  On behalf of Tribe Athletics, I want to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to Tony and we wish him all the best.”

William & Mary is one of four original NCAA programs to never make the NCAA Tournament (St. Francis, Army and The Citadel).”

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