Keno Davis out after nine years as head coach of CMU men's basketball

Head coach Keno Davis sits in disbelief in their loss to Buffalo in the MAC Tournament on March 15 in Quicken Loans Arena.

Men's basketball coach Keno Davis is out at Central Michigan. 

CMU announced in a release Monday that Davis would not return as head coach of its men's basketball team after nine seasons at the helm.

"I am extremely grateful to Keno for the impact he has made on our student-athletes and the greater CMU community," CMU Athletic Director Amy Folan said in the release. "Decisions like this are always difficult. However, after spending the last few months evaluating all aspects of our program, I believe it is necessary and appropriate to make a change in leadership at this time to achieve the goals we have for men's basketball." 

According to Davis’ contract, he will receive a $400,000 buyout from CMU. 

In nine years, Davis was 142-143 overall and 62-94 in the Mid-American Conference. He led the team to one MAC championship in 2015 and the program made four postseason appearances in his tenure. 

To find the next coach, CMU will launch a nationwide search with the help of DHR International.