Jirsa out at Marshall after 13-19 season

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Ron Jirsa is out as Marshall's
basketball coach after a 13-19 season.

"We appreciate the contributions that Ron has made and we wish
him the best," athletic director Bob Marcum said Monday in a
prepared statement.

Jirsa has coached the men's team the past four seasons. His
overall record at Marshall was 43-74.

A search committee is being formed, Marcum said.

Jirsa was an assistant to Oliver Purnell at Dayton from
1999-2003. Before that he was head coach at Georgia, where he went
35-30 in two seasons.

Jirsa had two years left on his contract at Marshall. His base
salary was $140,000, said Randy Burnside, the sports information

Marcum was not available for comment Monday.