A source close to Texas Southern Athletics has confirmed that Johnnie Cole has resigned as the school’s head football coach.
Though no official announcement has been made by TSU, Cole’s resignation is believe to be related to the findings of a completed NCAA investigation that began in 2010.
Cole, lead the struggling TSU football program to its first SWAC Championship in 42 years with a 11-6 win over Alabama State last December.
In three seasons, Cole amassed a win-loss record of 19-16.
One now wonders if that championship season is in doubt.
We will continue to report on this story as more details become available.
UPDATED: 5:06pm – A press conference to officially announce Cole’s resignation is scheduled for tomorrow at 2pm on the TSU campus.
UPDATED: 4/1/2010 – Cole did not resign. He was fired. The scheduled 2pm press conference became a press release that was distributed at 2pm.