Sugar Bears fire ex-player, current coach Seals-Horton

CONWAY, Ark. -- Central Arkansas fired women's basketball
coach Checola Seals-Horton on Monday after the Sugar Bears started
the season 2-11.

Ron Marvel was named interim coach for Central Arkansas, which
is in its second season in Division I. Marvel coached the Sugar
Bears from 1980-2004, going 489-207.

Seals-Horton, who became the coach when Marvel retired in March
2004, had been a star player under Marvel.

"The entire UCA community appreciates the outstanding playing
career of Checola Seals-Horton and the legacy that she left as a
player at UCA," athletic director Brad Teague said. "However,
because of the 2-11 start this season and due to a declining
won-loss record over the past four years, we felt like it was
necessary to make an immediate change."

The Sugar Bears recently lost back-to-back games to Oklahoma and
Oklahoma State by 73 and 71 points. Central Arkansas was 61-43
under Seals-Horton.