The Cincinnati Bearcats lost twice on Tuesday. First, they fell to UConn in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament. Then, in a more surprising setback, head coach Ty Neal announced that he will resign due to personal reasons.
In an announcement posted to UC’s official athletic website athletic director Mike Bohn said, ““We respect Coach Neal’s decision to step down. We appreciate what Ty has done to escalate the academic and athletic profiles of the program with an APR score which improved from 948 to 989 and an RPI which improved 147 spots over the past four years. We wish him the best moving forward.”
Neal was in his fourth season as head coach after spending time as an assistant at Miami-Ohio, Southern Illinois, UC and Indiana during the 13 years following his playing days at Miami-Ohio. The Bearcats went 91-131-1 under Neal, who will be replaced by assistant coach Ted Tom on an interim basis.