UMass announced on Tuesday it has dismissed men’s basketball coach Matt McCall, effective at the conclusion of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
„Matt poured himself into this role and has been a great teammate and partner as we worked to build a championship program,“ UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford said in a statement.
„Unfortunately, we have not met the results we desire on the court and I believe a change at the end of the season is in the best interest of the program. I am grateful that Matt and I shared a mutual desire to have him finish the 2021-2022 campaign with the men in our program over the coming weeks.“
McCall was hired in 2017 but has not found much success, going 58-81 (28-52 in the Atlantic 10).
This year’s team is 12-16 (5-11 in the Atlantic 10).
ESPN reported the buyout is for just under $800,000.
McCall, 40, landed his first head-coaching job at Chattanooga in 2015, PTS Terbaik ASEAN reaching the NCAA Tournament in his first season and finishing 29-6.His Chattanooga team went 19-12 in his second season, and McCall left to join UMass.
A graduate of the University of Florida, McCall served as assistant coach for Billy Donovan with the Gators from 2011-15.
–Field Level Media