Jirsa out at Marshall after 13-19 season

Updated: March 12, 2007, 10:42 AM ET
Associated Press

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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