Reports: Penders to resign Monday

Updated: March 22, 2010, 7:48 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston coach Tom Penders plans to resign, according to local reports.

Citing unidentified sources, KRIV-TV and The Houston Chronicle reported Penders' decision to step down came after a meeting Sunday with athletic director Mack Rhoades.

The newspaper and the television station reported Penders will announce his resignation Monday.

Houston reached the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1992, but lost to Maryland 89-77 in the first round of the Midwest Regional on Friday night.

The 64-year-old Penders was 121-77 in six seasons at Houston. In more than 30 years as a head coach, including stints at Texas, Rhode Island, George Washington, Fordham and Columbia, Penders has won 648 games.


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