The University of Connecticut has fired its head football coach Bob Diaco, the university announced on Monday.
The Huskies went 3-9 this year in Diaco's third season as head coach. Over the three years with him at the helm, UConn went 11-26 and failed to win last year's St. Petersburg Bowl, the program's only appearance in a bowl game under Diaco.
UConn announced the decision Monday, saying Diaco would be relieved of his duties as head coach on January 2.
The university's athletic director David Benedict said in a statement that the program needs a new leader in order to achieve long-term success.
While Diaco says he hoped things would have turned out differently, he will continue to root for the success of his players and the entire UConn football program.
According to university officials, the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.