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Dykes resigns as Arkansas women's basketball coach

116 days ago
Arkansas Athletics
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Jimmy Dykes has resigned as the head women's basketball coach at the University of Arkansas it was announced on Friday by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long.

"It was a tremendous honor to be the head coach at my alma mater for the past three years," said Dykes. "I know in my heart, that God moved me into this position and I trust 100 percent that he is now moving me forward to something different."

Dykes recently finished his third full season at the University of Arkansas, after joining the program in 2014. In his three seasons at Arkansas, Dykes posted a record of 43-49, including a 16-36 record in SEC games (combined regular season and SEC Tournament). During his tenure, the Razorbacks made one appearance in the NCAA Tournament (2015), advancing to the second round.

"I am appreciative of the effort Jimmy has demonstrated over the past three years to our program," Long said. "When we met following the completion of the women's basketball season, Jimmy informed me that he would be stepping down from his position as head coach. I support his decision. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

Long announced a national search for the next head coach of Razorback women's basketball will begin immediately. Due to the confidential nature of the search process, Long will not be making any further public comments on the search until the process has concluded.