Coach is out after 13 years

Boston College and men's basketball coach Al Skinner decided to mutually part ways with each other last Wednesday.

The announcement was not mentioned until recently, due to Skinner being interviewed by St. John's University for the same position. Boston College officials say the reason for the quietness was so that Skinner could gain employment, according to The New York Times.

"Change is good sometimes. How many basketball coaches have been in the same position for 13 years? Very, very few," Gene DeFillpo, Boston College athletic director, said, according to Espn.

The agreement to part ways comes in wake of the Eagles first round loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, according to Espn.

Skinner has the most wins in school history. He compiled a record of 247-165 over 13 seasons and led the Eagles to seven NCAA tournament births since 2001, according to The New York Times.

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