Mike Dunlap out as coach at Loyola Marymount after 6 seasons

              Loyola Marymount coach Mike Dunlap shouts to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Gonzaga won 85-67. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Dunlap is out as Loyola Marymount basketball coach after a record of 81-108 in six seasons.

Athletic director Craig Pintens announced Sunday night that the school and Dunlap “have agreed to part ways.”

Dunlap, a 1980 graduate of the school on Los Angeles’ westside, had received a contract extension in August 2017 after leading the Lions to a better season than the one before in his first four years.

LMU was 11-21 overall and 4-12 in the West Coast Conference this season. The Lions won their opening game in the league tournament against San Diego before losing to San Francisco 82-53 on Friday.

Last season, the Lions began 8-0 and earned a postseason berth for just the third time since 1990. They reached the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational. They also won the title at the Jamaica Classic.

“Mike has created a tremendous foundation for us to build on, elevating our program in so many areas,” Pintens said in a statement.

A national search for a new coach is underway.