Kansas chancellor Douglas Girod made the announcement Monday, thanking Zenger for his service to the college, however mentioned “progress has been elusive” in some areas of this system.
“Sheahon has been a loyal Jayhawk, and our athletics division has improved in lots of areas below his management,” Girod mentioned. “However athletics continues to face a lot of challenges, and progress in key areas has been elusive. To attain the extent of success we want and anticipate, I’ve decided a change in management is important.”
Girod mentioned he’s selling deputy athletics director Sean Lester to interim director as the varsity searches for a everlasting substitute.
The firing comes one 12 months after Zenger obtained a four-year contract extension. He had been the athletic director since 2011.
The “elusive progress” possible stems from Kansas’ soccer program, which has gained a complete of three video games over the previous three seasons below coach David Beaty and was 10-62 throughout Zenger’s tenure.