Georgia Tech fires Brian Gregory after five seasons


Georgia Tech fires Brian Gregory after five seasons

Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory will not be be retained for a sixth season. The school made the announcement in a news release sent out Friday afternoon.

Gregory’s future with the team had been in question since last season, when athletic director Mike Bobinski did not decide to retain him until the end of the season, and even as the Yellow Jackets won 21 games this season and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NIT.

Gregory had two years remaining on his contract and will be owed portions of the two years, worth $1.3 million.

“This was a difficult decision because of the character and integrity that Brian has demonstrated throughout his time at Georgia Tech,” athletic director Mike Bobinski said in a statement. “I have great respect for Brian as a person and for the effort he’s put forth on our behalf. He and the student-athletes under his direction have represented Georgia Tech in a first-rate manner and we’re greatly appreciative of the improvements he’s overseen in our program’s academic performance. However, as we look to the future, we believe a change in leadership is needed for our program to achieve higher and sustained levels of competitive success.”

More details as they become available.

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