Niagara parts ways with men's basketball coach Chris Casey

Posted at 2:07 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 14:07:46-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Following six seasons at the helm, Niagara University men's basketball coach Chris Casey has been relieved of his duties.

The school announced the decision today and says a national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

“Chris Casey is a man of integrity and he was 100 percent committed to Niagara University during his time as head coach of our storied men’s basketball program,” said Niagara University Director of Athletics Simon Gray. “Chris worked tirelessly, but we were not able to sustain success over the six years of his tenure. The tradition of Niagara Basketball is strong. The process of finding a servant leader who will return our program to excellence is underway. Onward to Victory.”

In his six seasons, Casey led the Purple Eagles to a 64-129 overall record, and a 39-77 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. He initially signed a contract extension in the Fall through the 2021-2022 season.

This season, the Purple Eagles finished with a 13-19 record and were ousted in the first round of the MAAC Tournament.