Virginia Tech has fired head coach James Johnson after two seasons, sources told CBSSports.com.

The school subsequently confirmed the news with a release.

“I want to thank Coach Johnson for his dedication and hard work for our university and our basketball program over the past seven years,” athletic director Whit Babcock said. “A change of this significance affects many people and is never taken lightly, but I felt a change and a new direction was necessary for the long term, best interest of our department.”