NEW YORK (KDKA/AP) – The Manhattan Jaspers have fired their men’s basketball head coach, Barry Rohrssen, after five seasons.
Before Rohrssen was hired as the Jaspers head coach in April of 2006, he spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Rohrssen was an assistant to both Ben Howland and Jamie Dixon.
Over his final five seasons at Pitt as an assistant coach, Rohrssen was part of five NCAA appearances and posted a record of 133-33.
During his five seasons as head coach at Manhattan, Rohrssen led the team to a 58-95 record and finished this season with just six wins and 25 losses.
Rohrssen guided the Jaspers to 10 MAAC wins in his first season, but went 33-64 in league play during his tenure.
Rohrssen’s most successful season was 2008-09 when he guided Manhattan to a fourth-place finish in the MAAC and a 16-14 overall record.