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Razorbacks women's basketball coach resigns

The head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks women's basketball team handed in his resignation Friday. (KATV photo)

The head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks women's basketball team handed in his resignation Friday.

Coach Jimmy Dykes said earlier this week he was looking forward to being back next season. In a statement released Friday, Dykes said, "The challenges we faced this year both on and off the court were tremendous. I wish we would have won more games, but things don't always go the way you plan in life."

Dykes has coached the team for three seasons after joining the program in 2014. He posted a 43-49 record and led the team to an appearance in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round.

“I am appreciative of the effort Jimmy has demonstrated over the past three years to our program,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff 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 says a national search for the next head coach will begin immediately.

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