Fordham fires basketball coach in 7th season

(AP) - Dereck Whittenburg has been fired in his seventhseason as the basketball coach at Fordham after the Rams' 1-4 start.Athletic director Frank McLaughlin announced

FORDHAM - (AP) - Dereck Whittenburg has been fired in his seventhseason as the basketball coach at Fordham after the Rams' 1-4 start.

Athletic director Frank McLaughlin announced the move Thursdayand said assistant coach Jared Grasso will take over on an interimbasis.

Whittenburg, the player who took the long shot that led to thewinning basket for North Carolina State and Jim Valvano in the 1983championship game, was 69-112 at Fordham.

His only season with an over-.500 record was 2006-07, when theRams went 18-12. Fordham was 3-25 last season, including 1-15 inthe Atlantic 10.

Whittenburg was head coach at Wagner for four seasons beforegoing to Fordham. He led the Seahawks to the NCAA tournament in2003.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they 1 VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they are sisters
A 21-year-old woman died after being shot in 2 Man in custody in Tinton Ave. slaying
News 12 the Bronx hit the streets to 3 Word on the Street: Paying for reserved parking
A pizzeria in Belmont that's been in the 4 Boogie Down Bites: Pugsley Pizza
Nassau Police say a Carle Place Subway restaurant 5 Police: Carle Place knifepoint robbery linked to Nassau pattern

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE