Delaware ousts Monte’ Ross as head coach

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The University of Delaware has decided to make a change and announced on Friday morning that head men’s basketball coach Monte’ Ross has been relieved of his duties with the team.

The Blue Hens went 7-26 this season, with a mere 2-16 mark in conference play.

It was the worst season of Monte’ Ross’ career leading Delaware on the court and it brings a sour end to decade-long tenure in Newark.

After news of his firing broke, Ross went to Twitter to thank Delaware and its fans for the support during his time with the program.

I had a great run at UD (10 years)…Thanks to UD for the opportunity, really appreciate you guys, you were great to me and my family! #hens

— Monte Ross (@CoachMonteRoss) March 18, 2016

With Delaware now looking for a new head coach and losing its best player, Kory Holden, to transfer, it looks like the immediate future is going to be a rough one for the Blue Hens.

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