The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union and Greg Smith have agreed a mutual termination of his contract as head coach of the Air New Zealand Cup side.
Due to a breakdown in certain aspects of the relationship they have agreed that it is in the best interests of both parties that the employment relationship end now.
The union says they don't attribute responsibility for that to Greg Smith.
The union wishes to confirm that Greg Smith has displayed a high level of technical ability and professionalism in his role and in his relationship with the players.
Smith helped prepare the side for the provincial championship, but not has been involved in the first two rounds.
Sean Horan has been named the new head coach.