The Richmond Register has learned that long-time Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball coach Larry Joe Inman is set to announce his retirement.

The school has scheduled a press conference for 2 p.m. today at Alumni Coliseum where Inman is expected to make his decision official.

The Gallatin, Tenn., native recently completed his 20th season at EKU. During his 28-year college coaching career he posted a remarkable 480-318 record and was named Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year eight times, most recently in 2005.

He had just seven losing seasons and won 10 OVC regular-season titles, six OVC Tournament championships and made six appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

After a success tenure at Mount Juliet High School in Nashville, Inman posted a 161-73 record during eight seasons at Middle Tennessee State.

He took over the program at EKU in 1988 and within a decade led the Lady Colonels to their first-ever outright OVC Championship (1996-1997).

He began last season 27th among active Division I coaches in career wins.



Dumford signs with Ravens

Former EKU offensive lineman Sean Dumford has signed a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

The four-year starter was contacted by two other teams following this past weekend’s NFL draft — Chicago and Miami — but agreed to a deal with the Ravens on Sunday night.

Dumford earned All-OVC honors each season at EKU (first team in 2005 and 2007 and second team in 2004 and 2006). The 6-foot-5, 302-pound is a native of Washington Courthouse, Ohio.

He will report to Baltimore for rookie camp on May 10.

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