Thursday April 2nd, 2015

Bowling Green is firing coach Chris Jans after an investigation into his public conduct, Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel reports.

Jans just completed his first season as the Falcons' head coach. 

The team went 21-12 and finished in third place in the MAC East division with an 11-7 record in conference play.

The Falcons reached the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, where they were eliminated by Canisius.

In a statement, Bowling Green said Jans was fired after an investigation into his "recent" public conduct.

"The University concluded that Jans' public conduct failed to meet his obligations as a head coach and the expectations that BGSU Athletics has for its coaches," the statement reads.

Assistant coach Mark Downey will take over the Falcons' day-to-day operations.

Before behind hired by Bowling Green, Jans served seven seasons as a member of Wichita State's coaching staff.

Jans has also had stints as an assistant at Illinois State and Idaho, and as a head coach at Chipola Junior College and Howard College.

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