The University of South Florida has fired its head basketball coach Orlando Antigua.
USF fires Orlando Antigua as men’s basketball coach, names Murry Bartow as interim coach
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Director of Athletics Mark Harlan put out the following statement.
Dear Bulls Family:
At USF Athletics our commitment to excellence is unwavering and central to our mission as highlighted in our strategic plan.
After a thorough and deliberate review of our men’s basketball program, a decision has been made to make a head coaching change. I met with Coach Antigua earlier today to inform him of this and to thank him for his service to USF. We wish Coach Antigua and his family the very best.
For the remainder of the season, assistant coach Murry Bartow will serve as interim head coach. We will continue to provide all the resources and support necessary for our student-athletes and coaching staff to have success. A national search to find our next head coach will commence immediately.
Please continue to support our men’s basketball team throughout the rest of the season and thank you for your continued support of USF Athletics.
Director of Athletics
Assistant coach Murry Bartow has been named interim head coach,
Antigua was in his third season at USF. The team was 23-55 in his tenure and had a 6-7 record so far this season.
The Bulls play SMU on Saturday.
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