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Legendary AC coach Bob Kirk steps down from program

July 23rd, 2012 by WCBC Radio

NJCAA Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Bob Kirk has officially retired from his role as Athletic Director at Allegany College of Maryland.  Kirk retired from coaching in 2004.  In his tenure, which started in 1971, Kirk led Allegany to national prominence with a 927-158 record which produced 12 NJCAA national tournament berths, including two appearances in the championship final game. Allegany had won six district titles, 17 Region XX titles, 24 Maryland JuCo Conference regular season championships and 17 conference tournament titles. Kirk turned Allegany's program into a springboard for a number of players. Steve Francis, Eric Mobley and John Turner started in Cumberland, Md., before heading into the NBA. Meanwhile, Francis, Rudy Archer, Tom "Speedy" Jones, Ryan Randle, Jamar Smith and Sterling Ledbetter, a member of Kirk's last Trojan team, went  on to the University of Maryland. During his tenure, team tied a record with 129 consecutive home court wins.  In 1997 Kirk was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame

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