Collins Not Retained as UK Men's Soccer Coach

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky men's soccer coach Ian Collins will not be retained for next season, it was announced by UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart on Monday.

"We're very grateful for the contributions Ian and Jenny provided the University of Kentucky over the last 18 years," said Barnhart. "We feel it's time to change the direction of the program. We wish Ian and his staff nothing but the best."

The Wildcats posted a 9-9-2 mark this season; including a 2-5-1 record in Conference USA play.

Collins has been a part of the Wildcat family for 20 of its 21 years. He recorded a 197-132-38 (.589) mark in his 18 seasons as head coach at UK. Collins served as an assistant under Sam Wooten for two years prior to becoming the head coach.

A national search for Collins' replacement will begin immediately.