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USF fires head coach Brian Gregory after 6 seasons

NCAA Basketball: South Florida at Cincinnati

Feb 11, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; South Florida Bulls head coach Brian Gregory during the first half against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Fifth Third Arena. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

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TAMPA, Fla. - South Florida basketball coach Brian Gregory was fired one day after the Bulls lost 73-58 to East Carolina in the opening round of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

Gregory went 79-107 over six seasons at USF. The Bulls were 14-18 this season.

“Brian has been a true ambassador for the University of South Florida,” Director of Athletics Michael Kelly said in a statement. “Ultimately, our head coaches and programs are judged by on-court success, and we have not lived up to our expectations for men’s basketball.”

Kelly said the school has started a national search for a new coach and that USF assistant coach Larry Dixon will be interim head coach.