The college basketball season is coming to an end. Conference tournament play is in full swing as teams look to finish the season on a high note.
While many teams are still in contention, others are going home early. Among them is George Washington – who finished the season with a lackluster 8-24 record.
After failing to crack double-digit wins this season, the program has reportedly decided to move on from its head coach. George Washington announced the team has parted ways with head coach Maurice Joseph.
He coached the team for three seasons.
George Washington announces that they have parted ways with Maurice Joseph. He was thrown into an impossible situation at GW.
— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) March 15, 2019
Joseph took over the program in 2016 and led the team to a 20-15 record and the CBI quarterfinal.
However, that was Joseph’s most-successful season with the Colonials. He led the team to a 15-18 record in the 2017-18 campaign before this year’s 8-24 record.
The former Michigan State and Vermont player took over the reigns for former head coach Mike Lonergan – who was fired by the school amid reports of verbal player abuse and misconduct.
He was elevated to interim head coach before taking over full time.
Joseph committed to Michigan State to play for Tom Izzo. He appeared in 52 games for the Spartans before transferring to Vermont to be closer to home.