Delaware fires men’s basketball coach Monte Ross

    Delaware coach Monté Ross reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham

    Delaware coach Monté Ross reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham

    Delaware has fired men’s basketball coach Monté Ross after the Blue Hens finished their second consecutive losing season with a 7-23 record.

    The school issued a statement Friday saying it was parting ways with Ross immediately. Acting athletic director Matthew Robinson thanked Ross for his service but said the university needs to start a new chapter with the men’s basketball program.

    The school said that once a new athletic director is named, it will undertake the search for a new coach.

    Ross, a former assistant at Drexel and St. Joseph’s, spent 10 seasons at Delaware, finishing with 132-184 record.

    In 2013-14, Ross won coach-of-the-year honors after leading the Blue Hens to a 25-10 record, the Colonial Athletic Association title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

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