Brad Bohannon has been fired as Alabama’s baseball coach.

It’s a stunning move, as the Crimson Tide have a 30-15 overall record this season and are tied for 3rd place in the SEC west.

However, it appears his firing is not related to on-field performance. Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne released a statement on Thursday afternoon and said the decision was made due to violations of “the standards, duties, and responsibilities expected of University employees.”

Here’s the full statement:

“Greg Byrne announced he has initiated the termination process for head baseball coach Brad Bohannon for, among other things, violating the standards, duties, and responsibilities expected of University employees.

“Bohannon has been relieved of all duties and Jason Jackson will serve as the interim head coach. There will be no further comment at this time pending an ongoing review.”

Alabama baseball has been the subject of a gambling investigation in recent days. Multiple states have instructed sports books to halt bets on Alabama baseball following “suspicious” wagers during the Crimson Tide’s game vs. LSU last Friday.

LSU defeated the Crimson Tide 8-6 in the game in-question last Friday. The Tigers, ranked No. 1 in the country, also swept the series. However, Alabama starting pitcher Luke Holman was a late scratch with Hagan Banks getting the start instead. According to the Tuscaloosa News, Bohannon said Banks learned he would start approximately 1 hour before the game began.

On Friday evening, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey released a statement on the gambling investigation. Here is part of his statement:

“We are aware of reports related to the suspension of wagering on Alabama baseball games. We will continue to monitor available information and any regulatory activity.”

It’s not yet clear whether or not Bohannon’s firing is related to the investigation.

Jason Jackson will serve as Alabama’s interim head coach, Byrne said.

Bohannon had been Alabama’s head coach since the 2018 season. He went 166-124 during his time with the Crimson Tide. Alabama’s lone NCAA Tournament appearance during his tenure came back in 2021.