University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced today that Matt Bollant has been relieved of his duties as head women’s basketball coach effective immediately.
Bollant averaged 12 wins per year during his five seasons at Illinois, compiling a 61-94 record overall and 22-62 in Big Ten play. He led the Fighting Illini to 19 wins and a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten in his first season in 2013 when his team advanced to the WNIT Quarterfinals.
A national search for the next head coach will begin immediately.
Bollant has one year remaining on his contract and will receive the remaining balance of payment due, approximately $450,000.