Boston College has decided to fire coach Steve Donahue, the school announced on Tuesday. This comes after Sports Illustrated reported that Donahue would be retained last week.
Donahue led a complete reconstruction of the Boston College program when just one scholarship player returned for the 2011-12 season. Donahue caught heat this season when his Eagles, who were predicted to be a borderline NCAA Tournament team, finished the year 8-24. His overall record was 54-76 in four years at Boston College.
Going forward, Boston College will hope to hire a coach who can keep Olivier Hanlan, Joe Rahon and Ryan Anderson at Boston College. Hanlan will explore his NBA Draft options, and Rahon and Anderson are considering transfers to West Coast schools.