USF fires men’s basketball coach

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The University of South Florida men’s basketball coach was fired Tuesday, the USF Director of Athletics announced.

Mark Harlan announced that “after a thorough and deliberate review of our men’s basketball program, a decision has been made to make a head coaching change.”

Harlan said he met with Coach Orlando Antigua on Tuesday to inform him and thank him for his service to USF.

Assistant coach Murry Bartow will serve as interim head coach for the remainder for the season.

“We will continue to provide all the resources and support necessary for our student-athletes and coaching staff to have success,” Harlan said.

“We wish Coach Antigua and his family the very best.”

Harlan said a national search to find USF basketball’s next coach will begin immediately. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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