Mark Gottfried couldn’t reverse
The school said Thursday that the coach is out after the season. The move comes as a once-promising season continues to unravel, with the
N.C. State has lost six straight games with four of those by at least 24 points, the last coming Wednesday night against 10th-ranked rival
"Mark and I met today to discuss the future direction of our program," athletic director Debbie Yow said in a statement. "While it has long been my practice to evaluate the body of work at season's end, in reviewing the overall direction of our program, we believe a change in leadership is necessary moving forward.
"Our focus now remains on supporting our student-athletes and staff over the final weeks of our season."
Gottfried had a 122-82 record with the Wolfpack, including NCAA Tournament trips in his first four years that included two Sweet 16 appearances.
But N.C. State has slid to 30-30 over the past two seasons — including 8-24 in Atlantic Coast Conference play — and struggled to maintain continuity amid transfers, players leaving early to pursue professional playing careers, and staff turnover.