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Campbellsville FB Coach Retires

November 15, 2002

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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ Campbellsville football coach Ron Finley suddenly retired Thursday after the school said a player received unauthorized financial assistance.

The school, which competes at the NAIA level, did not identify the player in a one-page statement released Thursday night.

The statement said the school has reported its findings to the school’s administration, the Mid-South Conference and the NAIA.

A call to the university’s office of marketing, where the statement originated, was not immediately returned.

Finley is the only coach in Campbellsville history. The Tigers’ first season was 1988.

The Tigers have posted winning records and been nationally ranked in five of the past six years. Campbellsville reached the NAIA playoffs and finished 10-3 last season.

The Tigers are 5-4 this year after a 56-11 win over Pikeville last week. They play at Union, Ky. in their regular-season finale this Saturday.

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