Jirsa out at Marshall after 13-19 season
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Ron Jirsa is out as Marshall's basketball coach after a 13-19 season.
"We appreciate the contributions that Ron has made and we wish him the best," athletic director Bob Marcum said Monday in a prepared statement.
Jirsa has coached the men's team the past four seasons. His overall record at Marshall was 43-74.
A search committee is being formed, Marcum said.
Jirsa was an assistant to Oliver Purnell at Dayton from 1999-2003. Before that he was head coach at Georgia, where he went 35-30 in two seasons.
Jirsa had two years left on his contract at Marshall. His base salary was $140,000, said Randy Burnside, the sports information director.
Marcum was not available for comment Monday.
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