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Tony Stubblefield fired in year three as DePaul head coach

After less than three years as DePaul‘s head men’s basketball coach, Tony Stubblefield was fired on Monday. The Blue Demons are in last place in the Big East (0-7), just 3-15 overall and ranked #279 by KenPom (the lowest of any power conference team). Stubblefield ends his tenure with an overall record of 28-54 and just 9 Big East victories in total.

“After evaluating the current state of our men’s basketball program, a decision was made to make a change in the head coaching position,” DePaul AD DeWayne Peevy said in a statement. “We want to thank Coach Stubblefield for his hard work and determination over the last two-plus seasons to move our basketball program forward through a new era for DePaul Athletics. Unfortunately, we did not meet our goals.”

The DePaul program has not been to the NCAA Tournament since 2004 and their last NIT bid was in 2007.

Assistant coach Matt Brady, who joined the program at the start of this season, will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the year. Brady was previously the head coach at both Marist (2004-08) and James Madison (2008-16) and went to the NCAA Tournament with the Dukes in 2013.


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