Jerod Haase fired after eight seasons as Stanford head coach

Stanford announced on Thursday evening that head men’s basketball coach Jerod Haase has been let go after eight seasons. Haase went 126-127 overall without any NCAA Tournament appearances during his tenure.

“While the on-court results fell short of our expectations, Coach Haase led our men’s basketball program with great integrity and made a deeply positive impact on many Cardinal student-athletes,” AD Bernard Muir said in the release. “As we embark on the search for our next head coach, I wish Jerod and his family all the best in the future.”

Haase was a strong recruiter, landing a number of top-tier recruits despite the strict academic requirements, but never was able to turn in a winning product on the court. The Cardinal finished above .500 just three times under Haase and went to the postseason once, the NIT in 2018.

Many speculated that Stanford would fire Haase last year in order to hire alum Mark Madsen as his replacement. Muir decided against it and Madsen ended up taking the job at rival California. Both programs are headed to the ACC this year with the disbandment of the Pac-12.

Stanford last went dancing in 2014 and haven’t won a conference regular season title since 2004.


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