Despite going 21-11 (11-7 CAA) this season, Matt Brady and James Madison have “mutually parted ways.” Brady has been at JMU for eight seasons, leading the Dukes to the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and three other postseason appearances. Most recently, the Dukes went to the 2015 CIT after finishing in a tie for first place in the CAA.
Brady’s overall record at JMU was 139-127 (68-74 CAA). In a statement, athletic director Jeff Bourne pointed to Brady’s lack of success in the CAA Tournament and a downturn in attendance as deciding factors. The 2013 NCAA Tournament appearance was the first for the Dukes’ program since 1994 and their First Four win that season was the first since 1983. Brady is the second longest-tenured head coach in program history behind Lou Campanelli (1972-1985).
This is the second head coaching job to open this March in the CAA after Drexel fired long time head coach Bruiser Flint last week.