Duquesne fired head coach Jim Ferry after five years.
Duquesne Director of Athletics Dave Harper announced that the school fired Jim Ferry. The Dukies finished the season with a subpar 10-22 record, finishing last in the Atlantic 10 Conference with a 3-15 record.
Dave Harper released the following statement about the firing:
“In consultation with President Ken Gormley, we have decided to make a change in leadership for the men’s basketball program at Duquesne University,” said Harper. “I would like to thank Jim Ferry his efforts and work the last five years. Jim is a great person and we wish him the best with his future endeavors.
I thank Jim Ferry for his service to Duquesne University. It has been an honor having a chance to work with him.” said Duquesne University President Ken Gormley. “Our Athletic Director, Dave Harper, has a wealth of experience and will lead the search for our next coach. Duquesne University has always been a student-centric institution. In the weeks ahead, we will focus on supporting our student-athletes in men’s basketball at the highest possible level while we seek new leadership for the program.
Duquesne’s goal is to be a highly-valued member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Success in men’s basketball is paramount to that strategy. Starting today, we will begin a national search. Until the process is complete, we will not comment further on any aspect of the search.”
Ferry went 60-97 during his time with the team, along with a 21-65 record in conference play.