Selection Sunday is in the books and the 2016 NCAA Tournament is just around the corner. Unfortunately, the main focus for the James Madison men’s basketball team will be finding a new coach.
On Monday morning, the university announced Matt Brady is out as the Dukes head coach after eight years.
“We are grateful to Matt Brady and his staff for their commitment to our program over the last eight years,” JMU athletic director Jeff Bourne said in a statement. “He helped us to recover from a long period of drought for JMU men’s basketball and had multiple accomplishments.
“That said, when I met with Matt, we agreed that it was time for both parties to move in a different direction. We hold our coaches to high standards of success both on and off the court. Success is ultimately judged by postseason performance, and we have not advanced past the CAA quarterfinals in seven of eight years. Despite winning records on the court, home attendance has declined.”
During his time at James Madison, the Dukes amassed a 139-127 record, 2013 Colonial Athletic Association championship and an appearance in the Big Dance.
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