Ron Everhart has been fired as coach at Duquesne.
Everhart spent six seasons with the Dukes, went 99-89, and took the embattled program to postseason play three times. But questions began to surface this week, when three members of the team - including sophomore point guard T.J. McConnell, the team's best overall player - announced intentions to transfer.
Duquesne athletic director Greg Amodio made the announcement on Friday, and will hold a press conference at 2 p.m.
Everhart's best season came in 2008-09, when the Dukes advanced to the Atlantic 10 tournament title game, before falling to Temple. They landed in the NIT that season, losing to Virginia Tech, and would go on to make a postseason tournament the next two years.
Duquesne finished 16-15 this season, and lost to UMass in the first round of the conference tournament.
Everhart has been a Division I coach for 18 seasons, and received serious interest from Penn State last June, before withdrawing his name from consideration.