BOONE, N.C. – Jason Capel has been let go after four seasons at Appalachian State.
Athletic director Charlie Cobb said Monday that the school will not renew his contract.
Capel is in the final year of a four-year deal that expires at the end of March. The former North Carolina guard — whose brother Jeff is on Duke's staff — was the youngest coach in Division I when he was hired in 2010.
The Mountaineers went 9-21 this season, were 5-11 in their final season in the Southern Conference and were eliminated in their league tournament opener by Samford. They went 53-70 in four seasons under Capel.
Appalachian State joins the Sun Belt next season and Cobb says the program needs "new leadership" in its new league.