DePaul fires Wainwright in fifth season

Updated: January 11, 2010, 4:00 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Jerry Wainwright said he made sure his players kept up with their class work and conducted themselves properly off the court, two of his top responsibilities as head coach at DePaul.

What he didn't do, especially the last two seasons, was win enough games.

Wainwright was fired Monday with the school mired in a 22-game regular-season losing streak in the Big East. Assistant Tracy Webster took over for the rest of the season on an interim basis.

"The job is performance-based, ...

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