PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- Maryland Eastern-Shore announced Wednesday it will not renew the contract of head men's basketball coach Frankie Allen.

Allen guided the Hawks the past six seasons and compiled an overall record of 42-139 during that time. He just completed his 24th year as a head coach and has amassed 265 wins at four different schools.

"We thank Coach Allen for the time he dedicated to UMES," director of athletics Keith Davidson said. "We appreciate his service and wish him well in his future endeavors."

UMES will immediately begin a national search to name Allen's successor.