Benny Moss is out as UNCW's men's basketball coach. The university held a news conference this morning to announce the change. In his fourth season, Moss had a record of 41-74. The Seahawks lost by 39 points Wednesday night against a struggling Hofstra team, and that may have been the breaking point.
Athletics Director Kelly Mehrtens said Moss is being reassigned to another position in the athletic department. Third-year assistant coach Brooks Lee will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season. His first game is homecoming Saturday against Towson at Trask Coliseum.
Moss still has three years left on his contract after receiving a contract extension in April 2008. He was hired on April 20, 2006 to succeed Brad Brownell. The basketball team is currently 7-14 overall and 3-7 in the CAA. The Seahawks are in a tailspin, losing six of their last seven games.
Moss, the seventh coach in UNCW history, joined the Seahawks after serving six seasons as an assistant at UNC Charlotte. He piloted the team to 7-22, 20-13, 7-25 and 7-14 records during his time in Wilmington.
WWAY will have more information tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 starting at 5. Sunday's Coach's Corner show will also go in-depth on the termination of Moss as head coach.