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San Diego fires former Gonzaga assistant Bill Grier

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USD made the tournament once under Grier's watch...

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After 8 seasons, Bill Grier has been fired at the University of San Diego according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Grier was 102-127 during his tenure at San Diego.  They made the NCAA Tournament just one time under his guidance, in 2007-2008 season.  That team pulled off one of the larger upsets that tournament when it took down No. 4 seed Connecticut.  They were paced by star guard Brandon Johnson who averaged 17 points per game that season.

Unfortunately, the recent of Grier's tenure was a difficult one and the aforementioned Johnson made things considerably worse as he was the center of a point shaving investigation.  Johnson was sentenced to 6 months in prison for his part in the scheme but investigators concluded that the University of San Diego had no connection with the scandal.

Aside from the one tournament run, Grier was only able to get his team of the .500 mark one other time, in 2013-14.  This past season they finished 15-16 with a quarterfinals loss to Pepperdine.

Grier was a key Gonzaga assistant from the 1992 season all the way until he received the San Diego job in 2007.  We'll continue to track this and see where Grier winds up following his departure from San Diego.