The California Golden Bears have fired head coach Wyking Jones after only two seasons with the program. This news was first reported by John Canzano on Twitter.
It’s certainly worth noting that initial reports had Jones keeping his job. However, as Canzano notes in his report, several players met with the AD, changing the direction the school wanted to go in.
In two seasons with Cal, Jones finished with an overall record of 16-47.
Known as a recruiting guru, Wyking Jones was hired by the California Golden Bears after serving as an assistant coach under Rick Pitino for the Louisville Cardinals.
Obviously, two seasons is not a lot of time to try to turn a program around. Speculation will likely run rampant until more reports on the matter become available, but on the surface, this highlights a recent trend of coaches who have been fired before being given a full four-year recruiting cycle.
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