Drexel University has fired longtime basketball coach Bruiser Flint after 15 seasons on the job, according to NBC Sports. Flint also posted his thanks to the program on Twitter.
Loved being a Dragon. Enjoyed the 15yrs. Love my guys and the ppl were great to me. Thanks Drexel
— Bruiser Flint (@ducoachflint) March 7, 2016
Originally from Philadelphia and thus already having strong ties to the Drexel community, Flint went 245-217 (150-117 CAA) during his tenure with the Dragons and was a four-time CAA Coach of the Year. Drexel made the NIT four times in his first six seasons, but has only made any type of postseason play once since then. This past season, the Dragons went 6-25 (3-15 CAA) and finished with a sub-.500 record for the fourth year in a row.
Flint did lead Drexel to a CAA regular season championship in 2012, but lost to VCU in the conference tournament and missed an at-large bid to that year’s NCAA Tournament. Drexel did not make the NCAA Tournament once under Flint’s watch and has not been in it since 1996.
There has not been any indication as to who will succeed Flint, but stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates!
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