Sam Houston basketball Coach Gary Moss, who was disciplined by the NCAA for recruiting violations that occurred while he coached at West Texas State University, has been fired, school officials announced Saturday.

The NCAA, in a decision released Dec. 22, ruled that the West Texas basketball program illegally recruited players and provided players with free airplane travel, telephone credit cards and cash while Moss was with the university from 1984-87.West Texas State was placed on three years probation, including loss of some scholarships and a ban of postseason play this season.