AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – UMass Amherst announced Thursday that men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg has been fired after nine seasons with the team.
“Decisions like this are always difficult but after a thorough review of our men’s basketball program, I believe that a leadership change is needed to realize a higher level of competitive success expected at the University of Massachusetts,” said the university’s director of athletics Ryan Bamford.
Kellogg compiled a record of 155-137 in his time as coach.
Kellogg was born in Springfield and played basketball at UMass.
UMass Athletics said an extensive national search is underway to fill the position.