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Texas men's track coach Thornton retires

Updated: June 17, 2013, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas men's track coach Bubba Thornton is retiring after 18 years and 12 conference championships.

According to a statement from the school on Monday, Thornton and athletic director DeLoss Dodds mutually agreed to terminate the coach's contract effective Aug. 31. The Longhorns won this year's Big 12 indoor and outdoor championships and finished sixth at the NCAA outdoor championships.

Thornton's teams produced 26 individual NCAA champions. He also coached the U.S. ...

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