Georgia Tech fires former Dayton Flyers coach

Georgia Tech fired former Dayton Flyers men’s basketball coach Brian Gregory on Friday, three days short of the fifth anniversary of his hiring.

Gregory was 76-86 in five seasons with the Yellow Jackets and 27-61 in the ACC. That record included two losses to his successor at UD, Archie Miller, in 2013 and 2014.

“This was a difficult decision because of the character and integrity that Brian has demonstrated throughout his time at Georgia Tech,” Georgia Tech Athletic Director Mike Bobinski said in a statement. “I have great respect for Brian as a person and for the effort he’s put forth on our behalf. He and the student-athletes under his direction have represented Georgia Tech in a first-rate manner and we’re greatly appreciative of the improvements he’s overseen in our program’s academic performance. However, as we look to the future, we believe a change in leadership is needed for our program to achieve higher and sustained levels of competitive success.”

Georgia Tech finished 21-15 last season and lost 72-56 to San Diego State on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the NIT. Georgia Tech failed to make the NCAA tournament in Gregory’s tenure.

Gregory coached the Flyers for eight seasons, compiling a 172-94 record from 2003-11. He guided the Flyers to the NCAA tournament twice and won the NIT championship in 2010.

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