ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech has fired Paul Hewitt after his fourth losing season in the last six years.

Athletic director Dan Radakovich made the announcement Saturday and said that a national search for a replacement would begin immediately.

Radakovich says he and Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson “concur that this decision is in the best interest of Georgia Tech.” Radakovich says he is “very appreciative of Hewitt’s dedication to Georgia Tech for the last 11 years.”

The Yellow Jackets’ season ended Thursday night with a 59-43 loss to Virginia Tech in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Georgia Tech finished 13-18 overall, 5-11 in the ACC.

Hewitt had a 190-162 record in 11 seasons with the Yellow Jackets. However, Georgia Tech has had three losing seasons in the last four years.