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Has Ben Howland Been Fired At UCLA?


Coach Ben Howland 

By Brian Hews

Has Ben Howland coached his last game at UCLA?

Media outlets are reporting that UCLA has fired the head basketball and that an official announcement should be coming out of Westwood as early as Sunday morning.

Howland is a former graduate of Cerritos High School in the 1970’s.

Howland has been notified that he is being fired, two sources confirmed to Yahoo! Sports on Saturday afternoon.

Howland was born in Oregon, and he first attended Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta for a year then transferred to Cerritos High School where he earned his diploma. While at Cerritos High School, he was a two-time All-CIF and two-time Suburban League Most Valuable Player in basketball.  Howland scored more than 80 points in a single game during his senior year at Cerritos High.

After high school Howland played college basketball at Santa Barbara City College and Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. and later played professional basketball in Uraguay.

He earned a Master’s Degree in administration at Gonzaga University.

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper will continue to follow this situation and will have updates from UCLA officials as soon as they are released to the media.


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