Kyle Flood’s career as Rutgers head coach is over. Rutgers fired Flood Sunday shortly after athletic director Julie Hermann received the same sentence from president Robert Barchi, sources said.
A national search is already underway with Board of Governors Chair Greg Brown as the point man before an interim athletic director arrives.
Flood was also under fire for off-the-field issues regarding player arrests and his role in an email scandal. He received a three-game suspension as a result, but the decision to fire Flood was performance based.
President Robert Barchi told reporters at the time of Flood’s suspension that it was the end of action against him from the email scandal.
Off the field issues returned to the spotlight with the top-to-bottom football investigation from outside council and played a key role in Flood’s dismissal.
Associate head coach Norries Wilson likely reprises his role as interim head coach, where he was 1-2 during Flood’s suspension.
Flood finishes his Rutgers career at 27-24 with bowl games in his first three seasons. He led Rutgers to its first Maxwell Trophy in program history and won the final Big East Coach of the Year award in the conference.
Rutgers ranks 40th national in the 2016 recruiting class with 18 commitments at the time of Flood’s dismissal.