Weber State fires coach Jody Sears

SALT LAKE CITY -- Weber State has fired its coach after just two seasons.

Jody Sears went 4-19 in his two seasons as coach of the Wildcats, who play in the Big Sky Conference. The northern Utah school announced Sears' dismissal Tuesday afternoon.

Athletic director Jerry Bovee acknowledged Sears inherited a difficult situation but added that he didn't see the progress he wanted.

Sears arrived at Weber State in January 2012 as a defensive coordinator but was promoted to interim head coach after the previous coach resigned before coaching any games. Sears was given a three-year contract in November 2012.

Before his time at Weber State, Sears was co-defensive coordinator at Washington State, where he also played.

Weber State finished this season 2-12, and just 1-7 in conference play.