A person familiar with the situation says that Jeff Bzdelik is out as Wake Forest's men's basketball coach.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the school had not made an announcement.
Wake Forest has scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon.
The 61-year-old Bzdelik was 51-76 in four mostly disappointing seasons with a 17-51 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
The Demon Deacons were 17-16 this year — their first winning season under him — but that wasn't nearly enough to satisfy an increasingly splintered fan base.
The former Denver Nuggets coach came from the University of Colorado in 2010 to replace Dino Gaudio, who was fired after making the NCAA Tournament twice in three seasons.
Wake Forest took a noticeable step forward this season under talented point guard Codi Miller-McIntyre and promising big man Devin Thomas.
The Demon Deacons swept their three in-state ACC rivals in Winston-Salem, including an upset of Duke two weeks ago in what turned out to be Bzdelik's last game at Joel Coliseum.
Their victory total in ACC play steadily increased, going from a worst-in-league-history one in 2010 to four in 2011 to six both this year and last.
It was an inability to win on the road that frustrated fans.
Wake Forest won just two ACC road games in Bzdelik's four years, and both of the teams the Demon Deacons beat — Boston College in 2012 and Virginia Tech this year — went on to finish last in the league.
His rocky tenure was marked by roster attrition and head-scratching losses — a lengthy list that began with his first game at the school, a 2010 loss to a Stetson team that finished 8-23.
Part of the problem was the near-constant roster shuffling
He had just one fourth-year senior in each of the past two seasons and forward Travis McKie was the only player to last all four years under him.
Eight players transferred out during his tenure, including J.T. Terrell and Ari Stewart (Southern California), Tony Chennault (Villanova), Carson Desrosiers (Providence), Anthony Fields (Bradley) and Chase Fischer (BYU).