FAU relieves Charlie Partridge of coaching duties

BY foxsports • November 27, 2016

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Florida Atlantic says it has relieved Charlie Partridge of his coaching duties after three seasons.

Partridge was 9-27 at FAU, going 3-9 each year. He had two years remaining on a five-year, $2.7 million contract that he signed in 2013.

The Owls lost seven consecutive games at one point this season, including a four-game stretch in which FAU lost each time by six points or fewer.

FAU's season ended Saturday in a 77-56 loss to Middle Tennessee State. The school dismissed Partridge on Sunday.

This was the first head-coaching stint for Partridge, a South Florida native who came to the Owls after assistant coaching stints at Drake, Iowa State, Eastern Illinois, Pitt, Wisconsin and Arkansas.

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