TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida has parted ways with head football coach Charlie Strong, the university announced Sunday.

  • USF fires head coach Charlie Strong
  • Move comes days after USF lost to UCF
  • Nationwide search underway to find Strong's replacement

The move comes days after the Bulls lost to in-state rivals the UCF Knights.

On Monday, the school named defensive coordinator Brian Jean-Mary as the interim head coach.

"I would like to thank Coach Strong and his staff for their hard work and contributions to our program," vice president of Athletics Michael Kelly said in a statement. "I have tremendous respect for Coach Strong and his dedication to recruiting and developing young men of talent and character and leading them with integrity."

Strong was named head coach in December 2016 and led the Bulls for three seasons.

During his time at USF, Strong had a 21-16 overall record and made two bowl appearances.

A nationwide search is now underway to find Strong's replacement.