Ron "Fang" Mitchell’s 28-year coaching career at Coppin State appears to have come to an end.

An announcement is expected Friday that Mitchell's contract will not be renewed, an athletic department source said.

Mitchell led the Eagles to national prominence with 11 straight winning seasons between 1988 and 2000, including appearances in four NCAA tournaments and two National Invitation Tournaments.

He also led No. 15-seeded Coppin to a memorable upset of No. 2 South Carolina in the first round of the 1997 NCAA tournament.