Frank Haith resigns as University of Tulsa basketball coach

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Mar 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-14 09:44:41-04

TULSA, Okla — Frank Haith announced his resignation Saturday after eight seasons as head men’s basketball coach at The University of Tulsa.

“I have enjoyed my time at The University of Tulsa and coaching the many young men who have made us proud as student-athletes and as they have gone on to live their lives after college,” said Haith. “My family and I will cherish the memories we have made here at the university and in the community.

Haith led his first two teams to postseason competition, playing in the NIT in 2014-15 and the First Four of the NCAA Championship in the 2015-16 season. In 2019-20, Haith was named the American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after leading his team to an overall 21-10 record and a share of the AAC’s regular season title with a 13-5 league record. Any possible postseason competition that season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I have loved coaching these young men over the last eight years and the chance to build long-lasting relationships with them. The friendships that Pam and I have with so many in the community will always remain special to us. We thank the community for being supportive of our program and my family. The last two years have been extremely challenging in moving the program forward with the onslaught of COVID."

This year, Haith’s team compiled an 11-20 overall mark and finished 10th in the American Athletic Conference with a 4-14 record.

Haith became the 30th head coach in TU history on April 18, 2014, following three seasons as the head coach at Missouri.

“We are grateful for Frank’s dedication to our student-athletes and our campus community,” said university President Brad R. Carson. “The past two years have been challenging for everyone and have sparked many changes within college athletics. I am committed to ensuring our on-court performance is the best in the league and providing an exciting game-day experience for TU fans.”

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