After a 9-22 season.
After his 15th season.
After a 298-196 career record at University of Washington.
Washington Huskies head basketball coach, Lorenzo Romar was fired on March 15 2017, as notified by school’s administration. He signed a 10 year contract in 2010.
Romar took the Huskies to two, three consecutive NCAA tournaments. 2004-2006 and 2009-2011, but Washington has not seen the tournament in the last 6 years.
“I was really looking forward to coaching our team next year and beyond. However, God had a different plan. I am proud of a lot of things we were able to accomplish in the 15 years that we were here. I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff who played a part in that success. I will always support the University of Washington, and pull for the Huskies.”
Former coach Romar said in a released statement.
But why would they fire such amazingly dedicated coach, athletic director Jennifer Cohen answers that question in a statement released by the university…
“After evaluating our men’s basketball program, I have determined that a change in leadership is necessary. Today is particularly difficult because Coach Romar is such a beloved member of our university community.” According to Jennifer Cohen, it was time to find a new leader.
Despite having the talents of a first-overall NBA prospect, Markelle Fultz, the Huskies ended this season with a 9-22 record and 2-16 in the Pac-12.
Lets see who will be next to “lead” the Washington Huskies basketball team.