Adair resigns two months after arrest

Updated: June 16, 2009, 6:07 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Longtime Clemson men's soccer coach Trevor Adair has resigned, more than two months after his arrest on charges of attacking his teenage daughters.

Adair, 48, had coached the Tigers for 14 years and led the team to nine NCAA tournament appearances including a trip to the 2005 national semifinals.

In April, police charged him with two counts of assault and battery. The cases are pending. Adair was released on $10,000 bond and placed on a leave of absence.

"After a great deal of thought and prayer, I believe the time is right to pursue other opportunities in coaching and to help transition the Clemson program to new leadership," Adair said in a statement released by the school.

Clemson assistant Phil Hindson will take over as interim head coach for the 2009 season.

"We had many bright moments at Riggs Field during his tenure and we wish him the best in his future endeavors," athletic director Terry Don Phillips said in a statement.

In 1998, Adair led the Tigers to a school-record tying 22 victories, the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and the No. 1 ranking.

Adair leaves with a mark of 174-91-26 at Clemson.


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