Ohio is the latest men’s college basketball program to make a change at head coach. This morning the Bobcats announced they were not bringing back Saul Phillips.
Phillips was at Ohio for five seasons. During that time he was 72-62 as a head coach, leading the program to the CBI Semifinals in 2015-16.
However, Phillips’ teams went 14-17 in each of the last two seasons. He finished 7-11 and 6-12 in conference respectively those years.
“We are making a change in the leadership of our men’s basketball program,” said Ohio AD Jim Schaus in a statement this morning. “I do not believe that our men’s basketball program, that has a rich tradition of excellence, is where we need to be in terms of consistent, on-court success.
“I would like to thank Saul Phillips and his staff for their dedication and service. They created a very positive culture for our student-athletes and did their jobs with the utmost integrity. They are quality people, and I wish them the very best in the future.”
— OhioMen'sBasketball (@OhioMBasketball) March 13, 2019
Ohio is one of several programs that has already moved in a different direction at head coach since the season ended.
Expect more firings to occur around the country in the coming days.