(BUTLER RELEASE)

Butler Vice President/Director of Athletics Barry Collier announced Friday that the university and men’s basketball head coach LaVall Jordan have parted ways.

“After a thorough evaluation, I have come to the decision that a change in the leadership of our men’s basketball program is needed,” said Collier. “These decisions are never easy, but are incredibly more difficult when it impacts a high-character Bulldog who has represented our university so well for many years. I want to thank LaVall for his dedication to our program, and we wish him and his family all the best moving forward.”

A national search for a new men’s basketball coach will begin immediately.

Butler went 14-19 during the 2021-22 season, which included a 6-14 conference record that tied for ninth in the BIG EAST.

In his five seasons as the head coach at Butler, Jordan had an overall record of 83-74 (40-54 in BIG EAST regular season play). Butler earned a berth in the 2018 NCAA Tournament and was expected to be part of the 2020 NCAA Tournament field before the tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bulldogs were also selected to the 2019 NIT during Jordan’s tenure.

In June of 2017, Jordan returned to his alma mater as the 24th head coach in men’s basketball program history.

Season                                           Record

2021-22           Butler                      14-19 (6-14 BIG EAST)

2020-21           Butler                      10-15 (8-12)

2019-20           Butler                      22-9 (10-8)

2018-19           Butler                      16-17 (7-11)

2017-18           Butler                      21-14 (9-9)

Five Seasons                                 83-74 (40-54 BIG EAST)