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Duquesne Fires Head Basketball Coach Jim Ferry

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.