Kansas fires head men's golf coach Kit Grove

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Kansas men’s coach Kit Grove was fired May 10 after a five-year run at the helm of the Jayhawks, according to kusports.com. Grove, a Kansas alumnus, played from 1995 to '97 before replacing Ross Randall as head coach in 2007.

Athletic director Sheahon Zenger told the Journal World of Lawrence that he is looking to go in a different direction.

“I appreciate Kit,” Zenger said. “He’s an alum, a former student-athlete, and we appreciate all that he’s contributed to the program.”

During the first year of Grove’s tenure, Kansas finished sixth at the Big 12 Conference Championship, but never again finished higher. The team finished last in the conference in 2010 and last again this year.

"I enjoyed my time as a player and as a coach for the University of Kansas," Grove told Golfweek. "I am and always will be a Jayhawk. Obviously, I am disappointed that they have chosen to go in another direction. However, I wish nothing but the best for the KU men's program."

Kansas is No. 131 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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