Ruland reportedly out at Iona

March 22nd, 2007

According to the New York Post, Iona will relieve mens basketball coach Jeff Ruland of his head coaching duties. Ruland, 139-134 in nine seasons at his alma mater, is currently on vacation in Caribbean and any announcement regarding the direction of the program will be delayed until he returns. One year after the Gaels went 23-8 and represented the MAAC in the NCAA Tournament, injuries hit the team hard to the tune of a 2-28 record.

If the report is indeed true, Iona will pay Ruland $1.2 million to buy out the remaining two years of his contract.