Hartford's Harrison resigns; reason not given

Updated: March 16, 2006, 12:26 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Hartford basketball coach Larry Harrison, selected as coach of the year by his colleagues in the America East conference two weeks ago, resigned Thursday following a 13-15 season.

Harrison had a 67-107 record during six years at the school, and had a winning record just once. The Hawks went 16-13 in 2002-03.

"While we did not win as many games as we wanted, I am proud to say that the program is in better shape than when we first arrived," Harrison said in a written statement.

Neither Harrison nor the school gave a reason for his departure.

The Hawks were 9-7 in America East games this season after winning only four conference games a year earlier, and Harrison received the league's coach of the year award on March 3. But the Hawks were upset in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament by New Hampshire.

The school said it has no timetable in place to find a replacement, but will begin the search immediately.

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