William & Mary fires coach Dane Fischer


William & Mary fired men’s basketball coach Dane Fischer on Sunday after a 10-23 season.

The Tribe were 4-14 in Coastal Athletic Association play and ended their season Saturday with a 67-56 loss to Towson in the second round of the conference tournament.

Fischer, 44, was 56-91 (32-50 CAA) in five seasons as head coach. In his first season, Fischer was named CAA Coach of the Year after the Tribe finished 21-11.

The team was under .500 in each of the following four seasons.

“Coach Fischer is a person of high character and integrity, and I am grateful for all he has done for our student-athletes. However, the time has come for change in our program,” athletic director Brian D. Mann said in a news release. “As a university, we hold ourselves to the highest standards and are committed to competitive excellence in all our varsity athletics programs. My focus now turns to identifying the right person to uphold those standards as our next men’s basketball coach.” The university said the search for the next coach will begin immediately.