(WMC-TV) - After failing to post a winning season in 3 years, Derek Dooley is out as football coach at Tennessee.
Athletic Director Dave Hart announcing the decision at a press conference Sunday, following a 41-18 loss to Vanderbilt Saturday, which guarantees the Vols third consecutive losing season.
It's the first time since 1909-11 the Vols have gone below .500 in three straight years.
Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will coach Tennessee's season finale against Kentucky, which the Vols must win to keep from going winless in the SEC for the first time in school history.
Hart says the school will *not* use a search firm to hire it's next coach. The search will begin immediately for Dooley's replacement.