The Pitt Panthers have decided to part ways with head basketball coach Kevin Stallings, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports.
Pitt is coming off an absolutely miserable 2017-18 campaign in which the Panthers went just 8-24 overall and lost its final 18 games, most recently falling to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the ACC Tournament. To make matters worse, the Panthers went an astounding 0-18 in ACC play during the regular season, losing 15 of those contests by double digits.
The 57-year-old Stallings originally arrived at the ACC program last year and went 16-17 in his first season at Pitt, marking the Panthers’ first losing record since 1999-00. Prior to his time at Pitt, Stallings spent 17 years as the head coach at Vanderbilt en route to leading the Commodores to seven NCAA Tournament appearances during his tenure.
Before Stallings first signed on with Pitt last season, the school had reached the “Big Dance” in 13 of its previous 15 seasons, with 11 of those trips coming under former head coach Jamie Dixon. Dixon is now the head coach at TCU and has led the school to a 45-25 overall record over the course his first two seasons with the Horned Frogs.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.