Duquesne fires head coach Jim Ferry

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Duquesne has decided to remove head coach Jim Ferry from the position after five years, the school announced on Monday.

The Dukes finished last in the Atlantic 10 this season with a 3-15 conference mark as they were 10-22 overall. Ferry went 60-97 in his five years with the school and was 21-65 in Atlantic 10 play.

“In consultation with President Ken Gormley, we have decided to make a change in leadership for the men’s basketball program at Duquesne University,” Duquesne Director of Athletics Dave Harper said in the release. “I would like to thank Jim Ferry for his efforts and work the last five years. Jim is a great person and we wish him the best with his future endeavors.”

The 49-year-old Ferry made the CBI with Duquesne last season as the team went 17-17. That was the best season the Dukes had in five years with Ferry in charge as they could never seem to turn things around. Also the head coach at 10 years at Long Island, Ferry made back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances with the Blackbirds in 2011 and 2012.