"We are making a commitment to Miami basketball," said Sayler. "For years Miami basketball was the preeminent leader of the Mid-American Conference and we plan to take all necessary steps to make that happen once more."
Miami posted an overall record of 59-100 in Cooper's five seasons as head coach, including a 29-59 mark in MAC play.
After posting a 9-22 overall record in his first season at Miami in 2012-13, Cooper led the RedHawks to overall records of 13-18 in 2013-14, 13-19 in 2014-15, 13-20 in 2015-16 and 11-21 in 2016-17. In Wright's four seasons, the RedHawks posted an overall record of 35-87 which includes a 16-56 conference record.
Wright registered an 8-22 overall record in his opening season back in 2013-14. Miami went 7-23 in 2014-15, 9-21 in 2015-16 and 11-21 this past season.
A national search for both vacancies will begin immediately.
Combined, the two programs have won 25 regular season championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament 18 times.