THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) - Nicholls State head basketball coach J.P. Piper will not return next year, the university announced on Tuesday.
"We appreciate all of the hard work and effort that J.P. has put forth over the last 12 seasons," Director of Athletics Rob Bernardi said. "He has been a valued member of our community and we wish him all the best."
Piper was named head coach in 2004 and leaves with a career mark of 132-224. Last season the Colonels finished with an 11-23 record and tied for ninth in the conference with a 6-12 record.
The university is planning an immediate national search for Piper's replacement.