Tuskegee University accepted the resignation of Leon Douglas as head men’s basketball coach on Wednesday – a position Douglas has held since 2006.  He ends his career at Tuskegee with a 118-114 record.

The university offered Coach Douglas a compensation package that would have made him the highest paid basketball coach in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in recognition of his successful championship season.

Douglas guided his 2013-14 squad on a historic run to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight before losing to Metro State.

“I appreciate Coach Douglas’ commitment to Tuskegee basketball. We had a very successful season and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors,” said athletic director, Curtis Campbell.

The university will immediately begin a search to find his replacement.


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