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Eastern Kentucky Is Firing Head Coach Dan McHale

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A Division 1 men's basketball head coach has been fired. No, it's not Arizona's Sean Miller.

Eastern Kentucky announced this morning that it was parting ways with its head coach, Dan McHale. The Kentucky alum had been the program's head coach for three seasons.

McHale was ousted after three seasons by the same athletic director who hired him. An EKU assistant coach will serve as the interim head coach.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman calls the move a "baffling" decision.

McHale led EKU to an 11-20 record this season. The Colonels were 5-13 in the conference.

Here is the full statement from the school:

This was McHale's first head coaching gig. He previously served as an assistant coach at a number of programs.

McHale was an assistant coach at Minnesota from 2013-15. He was an assistant at Seton Hall from 2010-13 and an assistant at Iona from 2007-10.

EKU's athletic director said the following about the decision:

“After reviewing our men’s basketball program, I determined a change in leadership is needed at this time. We want to thank Dan McHale for his service to EKU, our community and the men’s basketball program."