The Paul Pasqualoni era at UCONN is now over. As the team heads in to their bye week, Pasqualoni has been fired after a meeting with athletic director Warde Manuel and the search for a new head coach will now begin. The decision was made final on Monday morning.
The Huskies suffered their fourth-straight loss to start the season over the weekend with an embarrassing 41-12 effort against Buffalo, which dropped Pasqualoni’s record as the UCONN head coach to 10-18.
In his first two seasons leading the Huskies, Pasqualoni was able to achieve a mere 5-7 record. After the 0-4 start to 2013, the university had seen enough.
Calls for Pasqualoni’s job began following the team’s season-opening loss to Towson, but they grew louder after Saturday’s poor performance.
UCONN tries to hold themselves to a higher standard that Pasqualoni was just not able to reach.
There is some compensation for Pasqualoni, however. The university announced that he will receive a $750,000 buyout.