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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wade Benson resigns as Auburn volleyball coach

Wade Benson, who guided Auburn to its first NCAA tournament, resigned as the Tigers' volleyball coach Wednesday, the school announced.

“My family and I really enjoyed living in Auburn, and appreciate the opportunities that were given to us,” Benson said. “We took the program to new heights and wish Auburn nothing but the best.”

Benson, 47, went 43-53 in three seasons with the Tigers, turning around the moribund program. Auburn went 21-13 in 2010, making its first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament.

“We wish Wade and his family the best of luck in their future endeavors,” Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs said. “I congratulate coach Benson for taking our volleyball team to the NCAA tournament for the first time in Auburn’s history this past season.”

No timetable was given for finding a replacement.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What was the reason for his resignation? Another coaching position?