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.