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Billy Gillispie Resigns From Texas Tech

Posted: Sep 20, 2012 6:45 PM by Mary Jo Perino

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Former UK coach Billy Gillispie has resigned as the head coach at Texas Tech. He submitted his letter of resignation to athletic director Kirby Hocutt, citing health concerns as his reason for leaving the men's basketball program.

"Billy has decided to focus on his health and we wish him a full recovery," Hocutt said. "We are proud of the young men that he has brought to this campus. Billy's decision allows him to concentrate on his well-being and allows us to turn our attention to preparations for the upcoming season."

Gillispie, who was named head coach on March 20, 2011, will be paid for the remainder of this contract year that runs until April 30, 2013.

Associate head coach Chris Walker will continue to handle day-to-day operations until an interim head coach for the 2012-13 season has been identified.