Rich Rodriguez has been fired by Arizona after it launched an investigation into claims of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct against the 54-year-old football coach.
BREAKING #Arizona has fired coach Rich Rodriguez .. A national search will begin immediately for his successor and U of A will use a search firm. The school will honor the separation terms of his contract.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 3, 2018
Arizona reportedly hired an outside law firm to investigate claims made against Rodriguez by a former administrative assistant at the school.
Rodriguez arrived at Arizona in 2012 and posted a 43-35 record in seven seasons. He won the Pac-12 South in 2014, as his team went 10-3 and went to the Fiesta Bowl, where the Wildcats lost 38-30 to Boise State. That was the peak of his tenure.
Since then Arizona has gone 17-21 over the past three seasons and now these allegations have come to light. The school quickly determined it was time to move on.