Josh Pastner has been fired after seven years at Georgia Tech, the school announced on Friday. Pastner went 109-114 overall, reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2021 and finishing as NIT runner-up in 2017.
“Josh has been an incredible ambassador for Georgia Tech, treating others with the utmost respect, and wearing his passion on his sleeve,” athletic director J Batt said in a statement.
“We have high expectations at Georgia Tech for all of our sports programs, and it is imperative that Men’s Basketball achieves a greater level of success,” Batt continued. “Our Men’s Basketball program is important to our Department, and to our institution. We will not shy away from expecting to consistently compete for ACC championships, NCAA Tournament appearances, and sustained success. I am confident that with the combined strength of the Institute and our incredible fanbase, as well as the support of our city, we can reach our shared goals.”
Pastner was hired in 2016 after seven seasons at the head coach at Memphis, where he took the Tigers to four NCAA Tournaments and won two Conference USA titles. He was named ACC COY in 2017 and was previously the C-USA COY in 2013.
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