David Beaty will not be the head coach of Kansas’ football program at the conclusion of the 2018 season, according to a statement from the school.

On Sunday, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeffrey Long issued a statement about the decision to part ways with Beaty. He will finish out the season with the Jayhawks.

Beaty is in his fourth season with the program, posting a 6-39 record in that stretch. The 2018 campaign has been his most successful, as Kansas currently sits with a 3-6 record and is 1-5 in Big XII play.

Kansas had won just one conference game in the previous three seasons.

“After a thorough evaluation of the program, I believe that new leadership is necessary for our football team to move forward and compete at the highest level of the Big 12 Conference,” Long said in a statement. “I know that Coach Beaty cares deeply about his players, and I respect that. The student-athletes on his team have continued to play hard — and I am confident they will do that for the rest of the season.”

The Jayhawks started the season 2-1, winning games over non-conference teams Central Michigan and Rutgers. They then lost four straight contests before knocking off TCU 27-26 on Oct. 27. Kansas lost to Iowa State 27-3 on Saturday.

Kansas has games against Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texas still remaining.

This was the first collegiate head coaching job for Beaty. Along with working on Kansas’ staff as a wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator in years past, he also had stops at Rice and Texas A&M.