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Harvey steps down as TSU Head Men’s Basketball Coach

HOUSTON-Texas Southern University has announced that head men’s basketball coach Tony Harvey has resigned from his position effective July 2, 2012.

Coach Harvey determined that it was in his personal and professional interest to resign to pursue other goals.

Harvey became the head men’s basketball coach at TSU in 2008. While at the helm he helped orchestrate several significant achievements within the program on the court and in the classroom.

Under Harvey’s guidance, the team won the regular season SWAC Championship in 2011, played in the SWAC Tournament Championship game twice, while also qualifying to participate in the 2011 National Invitational Tournament (NIT). Harvey was named SWAC Coach of the Year during the 2010-11 season and was also named a finalist for the Ben Jobe Award.

In the classroom the program significantly raised its APR scores under Harvey’s guidance and as a result of these efforts the team will be penalty free for the upcoming academic year.

“We appreciate the hard work put in by Coach Harvey over the past several seasons and we wish him well in his future endeavors, said TSU Director of Athletics Dr. Charles McClelland. “It is our goal to maintain as much continuity as possible within the men’s basketball program as it relates to the student-athletes currently on the team and the coaching staff in place. Moving forward we will name an interim head coach who will serve in that capacity for the 2012-13 season. At the conclusion of the season we will conduct a national search to find a permanent replacement.”

Media Contact:
Rodney Bush
Sports Information Director
713-313-7603
bushrr@tsu.edu.

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