POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Marist has announced that Chuck Martin has been relieved of his duties as head men's basketball coach. A national search for Martin's replacement will begin immediately.

"I'm very appreciative of the hard work Chuck and his staff demonstrated over the past five years," Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray said. "Chuck represented Marist with class, and conducted his program with great passion and integrity. I think that Chuck is a wonderful person, and I have the utmost respect for him."

Martin was hired as the ninth head coach in program history on April 17, 2008. In his five seasons, the Red Foxes compiled a record of 41-118 (.258). Marist's highest win total under Martin was 14 in the 2011-12 season. The Red Foxes reached the MAAC Tournament quarterfinals in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Prior to Marist, Martin spent two seasons at the University of Memphis and coached in the national championship game in 2008. Martin also worked as a Division I assistant coach at St. John's, Drexel, Massachusetts and Manhattan.

"The College has made a significant investment in our basketball program with the renovation of the arena and construction of a new basketball complex," Murray said. "Our goal is to compete at the top of our conference and contend for a MAAC championship each year."