Dane Fischer fired after five seasons as head coach at William & Mary

Dane Fischer has been fired after five seasons as the head coach at William & Mary, the school announced on Sunday. Fischer went 56-91 overall, finishing below .500 in all but his first season at the helm.

“Coach Fischer is a person of high character and integrity, and I am grateful for all he has done for our student-athletes. However, the time has come for change in our program,” AD Brian D. Mann said in the release. “As a university, we hold ourselves to the highest standards and are committed to competitive excellence in all our varsity athletics programs. My focus now turns to identifying the right person to uphold those standards as our next men’s basketball coach.”

Fischer was hired in 2019 and led the Tribe to a 21-11 record in his first year at the helm. Things fell off after that, however, with the team going 7-10 in the COVID-shortened 2020-21 campaign and then losing 20+ games in each of the next three full seasons.

The William & Mary program has never been to the NCAA Tournament and has just three NIT appearances in its history, most recently in 2015.


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