Another college basketball coach has been fired.
While most of the country is focused on March Madness, college basketball coaches are being fired left and right. Add Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar to the list of coaches canned by their respective schools.
Washington fired Romar after finishing the season with a 9-22 record.
Washington Director of Athletics Jennifer Cohen released a statement on Romar’s firing.
“After evaluating our men’s basketball program, I have determined that a change in leadership is necessary,” Cohen said. “Today is particularly difficult because Coach Romar is such a beloved member of our University community. I want to thank Lorenzo and his family for 15 years of dedicated service and sacrifice to our University.”
Here is what Romar had to say about the news:
“As a former student-athlete, and an alum of the University of Washington, this is definitely not an easy day for me. I was really looking forward to coaching our team next year and beyond. However, God had a different plan,” Romar said. “I am proud of a lot of things we were able to accomplish in the 15 years that we were here. I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff who have played a part in that success.”
Romar finished his Washington tenure with a 298-195 record. He led the Huskies to two trips to the Sweet 16, but the team has not been to the Tournament since 2011.