AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads is out after seven seasons.
Iowa State says athletic director Jamie Pollard told Rhoads on Sunday that he’s making a change.
— Iowa State Athletics (@CycloneATH) November 22, 2015
Rhoads went 32-54 with the Cyclones. But he won just eight games in his final three seasons as the program slipped back into mediocrity.
Rhoads led Iowa State to just its third bowl win in his first season, but Iowa State is 3-8 this season; blowing a 35-28 lead with 1:31 to go in Saturday’s loss at Kansas State.
Iowa State signed Rhoads to a 10-year, $20 million contract before the 2012 season. Rhoads is due a $4.5 million buyout under the terms of that deal.
Rhoads will coach his final game with Iowa State on Saturday at West Virginia.