TULSA - Tulsa's Bill Blankenship will not return as head coach the university announced. The Golden Hurricane won just two games this season finishing 2-10 and ninth in the American Athletic Conference.

Derrick Gragg, vice president and director of athletics, made the announcement on Monday.

“We are grateful for the service and commitment of Coach Blankenship to our university, our student-athletes and our community, but we have decided that the program needs to go in a different direction,” Gragg said.

A committee will be formed immediately to begin the search for a new head coach.