Men’s Basketball: Head coach Michael Curry fired

He went 39-84 in four seasons as head coach.

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FAU Men’s basketball head coach Michael Curry yells at the referee for a call he disagreed with during the first half against MTSU on Jan. 6. Alexander Rodriguez | Senior Photographer

Matt Brown , Contributing Writer

Just two days after being introduced as athletic director, Brian White made his first big move as he has fired head men’s basketball coach Michael Curry.

This news is coming less than two weeks after the Owls 83-72 loss to UAB on March 7 in the first round of the Conference USA tournament.

They ended the season on a three-game losing streak and lost 10 of their last 13 games.

While he didn’t produce much results on the court, going 39-84 in his four seasons, he did help the team from going into academic probation by raising the team’s Academic Progress rate.

“Michael is a wonderful person and very well liked throughout the university and the community at large,” White said in a press release. “I have no doubt you will join me in wishing him every success for the future, and to thank him for his dedication and commitment to FAU.”

In the release, the university reported that they will make “no further public comment until an announcement of FAU’s next men’s head basketball coach is made.”

Matt Brown is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @mattyb407.