Two days after losing to Norfolk State in the first round of the MEAC tournament, Maryland-Eastern Shore has announced that head coach Frankie Allen will not return in 2014-15. Allen was the head coach at UMES for six season, finishing his tenure with a record of 42-139.

The highest UMES finished in the MEAC was a tie for fifth place in 2009-10, as they posted an 8-8 record in conference play. The Hawks won a total of 11 games that season , but in the four season since UMES has won a total of 24 games.