Wagner University (Staten Island) has fired coach Mike Deane, the school announced today.

Wagner was 5-26 overall with a 3-15 record in the Northeast Conference this year, finishing ahead of only Bryant (1-29, 1-17).

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Deane was 95-113 in sevens years as head coach at Wagner and 437-332 in 26 years as coach.  

“We thank Mike for his contributions as head basketball coach at Wagner,” Wagner athletic director Walt Hameline said on the school's athletic website. “I admire him greatly as a human being and for the knowledge, competitiveness and passion he brought to the program. At the end of the day, I decided it was time make a change and go in a different direction.”