Texas Southern University has lost its head men’s basketball coach.  Tony Harvey has turned in his resignation, effective immediately.

TSU released a statement Tuesday saying Harvey “determined that it was in his personal and professional interest to resign to pursue other goals.”

According to the Associated Press,   TSU had a 58-72 record since Harvey’s hiring in 2008.

After a 7-25 debut season, Harvey led the Tigers to a 17-16 record in 2009-10 season and a trip to the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament championship final before losing. The next season, TSU went 19-13 and won their first SWAC regular season title in 13 years.

Last season, the team went 15-18 and lost in the SWAC Tournament title game.

The TSU statement noted player grades improved under Harvey, leaving the team penalty-free next season.

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