Herbst statement on Pasqualoni’s firing

John F. Silver

UConn President Susan Herbst released a statement on the ouster of head coach Paul Pasqulaoni.

There is a 4 p.m. news conference in Storrs to name an interim coach.

 

Here’s the full text of Herbst’s statement:

“A decision has been made and it’s now time to move on to a stronger future that starts today. What cannot be lost here is how incredibly proud we are of our student-athletes. They are outstanding young men in the midst of a very tough season. Being a Division I athlete and a student is an enormous challenge, and we know how hard they are working and how deeply they care about succeeding for their university.

“What this team needs now as much as anything is the support of Husky fans everywhere. As we saw at our last home game, the amazing energy and highly-charged spirit of our fans breathes life into this team and that must continue and be repeated again and again. There is no substitute. Support from fans lifts players up and keeps a team going. It is essential to competing and achieving the levels of excellence we demand at UConn.”