Newark, DE – After ten seasons of leading the University of Delaware Men’s Basketball program, Monte’ Ross was informed that he is no longer the Blue Hens head coach. The 2015-16 season was a trying one for Ross. The lowlight was a school record 15 game losing streak. Earlier this week, Delaware released leading scorer Kory Holden from his scholarship to allow the James M. Bennett alum to transfer.
In a statement issued today, Matthew J. Robinson, acting director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation services, said, “At this time I believe it is best that the University start a new chapter with the men’s basketball program. I have notified Coach Ross of the decision and have thanked him for his service to the University. I admire the commitment he had to the young men in his program and the impact he and the program have had on the local community through community outreach.”
The highlight of Ross’ career was the 2013-14 season. The Blue Hens posted a 22-9 record and won the Colonial Athletic Association and earned the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Ross was named CAA Coach Of The Year. His overall record at Delaware was 132-184.