Connell Maynor has resigned as the head football coach at Hampton University.
According to the Daily Press, Maynor said he met with HU athletic director Eugene Marshall on Monday and indicated that his decision to step down was mutual.
“There’s a lot going on, and it’s time for me to leave,” he said. “It’s best for me and my family at this point for me to pursue other avenues.
“I want to thank Hampton University, Dr. (President William) Harvey and Mr. Marshall for all they’ve done by giving me the opportunity to coach Division I football. I’m forever in their debt, but it’s time to move on.”
Marshall said Michael Ketchum, Maynor’s defensive coordinator the last three seasons, will oversee the program until a head coach is hired.
In his four years as head coach, Maynor coached the Pirates to a 20-25 record, which included a season-ending 20-17 victory over rival Howard Saturday.
Maynor’s resignation comes less than a week after the university announced plans to leave the MEAC for the Big South Conference.
Hampton finished the 2017 season with a record of 6-5.