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San Diego parts ways with head coach Bill Grier

Bill Grier

San Diego coach Bill Grier urges his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)


San Diego announced a change at head coach on Monday as the team parted ways with eight-year head coach Bill Grier. The school had an official release to announced the decision.

The 51-year-old Grier is best known for taking the Toreros to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2008 after upsetting UConn in the opening game.

Since then, San Diego missed the postseason entirely until a postseason run to the CIT quarterfinals in 2013-14. The program finished 15-16 and 8-10 in the WCC this season.

A former 16-year assistant coach at Gonzaga, Grier finishes his career at San Diego with a 117-144 record.