The firing did not go as planned: news broke on Friday night while the Green Wave were in the middle of an AAC Tournament upset of Houston in Orlando. The worst part? The news leaked to head coach Ed Conroy while was still coaching the game and to make matters worse, some of his players overheard.
Tulane would go on to lose to Memphis on Saturday to end their season at 12-22 (3-15) and by Monday, AD Troy Dannen was apologizing for the unfortunate leak. Ed Conroy’s Tulane tenure ended officially on Monday morning after six seasons in New Orleans. Conroy, who led the team to post-season appearances in 2013 (CIT) and 2014 (CBI), finished the other four seasons under .500. Since joining the AAC in 2014, the Green Wave are 9-27 against conference opponents.
It has been quite some time since Tulane was in the Big Dance — 21 years to be exact — so it was clear after a regression in year six that a change needed to be made. Especially against what most would consider a weak AAC field in 2015-16. Conroy finishes his Tulane career with a 92-103 (29-71) record.
Conroy, a native of Davenport, IA, coached The Citadel, his alma mater, for four seasons before being lured down to NOLA. He was a long time assistant coach before that, including stints with NC State, Tulsa and Tennessee.