When Buzz Peterson was hired at UNC-Wilmington in 2010, there was some optimism surrounding the Seahawks. He was a big-name coach who was expected to bring back winning ways to UNCW.

After four straight losing seasons, though, the school is cutting ties.

“We appreciate Coach Peterson's work on behalf of the student-athletes and the university,” athletic director Jimmy Bass said. “We thank him for his service and wish him well in the future.”