Duquesne University Director of Athletics Dave Harper announced today that Jim Ferry will not be retained as head men’s basketball coach.
“In consultation with President Ken Gormley, we have decided to make a change in leadership for the men’s basketball program at Duquesne University,” said Harper. “I would like to thank Jim Ferry his efforts and work the last five years. Jim is a great person and we wish him the best with his future endeavors.”
Duquesne went 10-22 this season in finishing last (14th) in the Atlantic 10 Conference with a 3-15 record.
“I thank Jim Ferry for his service to Duquesne University. It has been an honor having a chance to work with him.” said Duquesne University President Ken Gormley. “Our Athletic Director, Dave Harper, has a wealth of experience and will lead the search for our next coach. Duquesne University has always been a student-centric institution. In the weeks ahead, we will focus on supporting our student-athletes in men’s basketball at the highest possible level while we seek new leadership for the program.”
Ferry went 60-97 in his five years at Duquesne, including a 21-65 record in regular season Atlantic 10 play. His teams went 1-4 in four Atlantic 10 Championship appearances. Ferry’s career record stands at 314-265 in 19 seasons.
“Duquesne’s goal is to be a highly-valued member of the Atlantic 10 Conference,” said Harper. “Success in men’s basketball is paramount to that strategy. Starting today, we will begin a national search. Until the process is complete, we will not comment further on any aspect of the search.”
Eastman & Beaudine will assist in the search; that process will begin immediately.