Jacksonville parts ways with hoops coach Warren

Jacksonville parts ways with hoops coach Warren

Published Mar. 14, 2014 6:15 p.m. ET

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville University has parted ways basketball coach Cliff Warren following the team's third consecutive losing season.

The school made the announcement Friday, 10 days after the Dolphins (12-18) ended the season with an 85-64 loss to Mercer in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament.

Warren's contract was set to expire next month, but school officials decided not to renew it. They will get a head start on finding his replacement.

Warren went 126-150 in nine seasons at Jacksonville. His tenure included two A-Sun championships (2009, 2010) that led to NIT berths. But the Dolphins were far from title contenders the last three years, compiling a 34-58 mark and failing to finish above .500 in any of those seasons.