The Jim Ferry era is over at Duquesne.
The school announced on Monday that Ferry has been fired after five seasons as the Dukes’ men’s basketball coach.
Ferry, who received a contract extension in June 2015, was 60-97 during his five-year tenure. The Dukes went 21-65 in the Atlantic 10 over that span. They finished 10-22 overall this season, losing Wednesday in the A-10 tournament against St. Louis, 72-71.
On Monday afternoon, athletic director Dave Harper applauded Ferry’s character and commitment to working with players but said Duquesne’s struggles on the court prompted the decision.
“He’s a great person, and days like this are never easy,” Harper said. “However, the success on the court wasn’t where we’d like it to be, and we decided to make a change.”