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Lipscomb Men’s Basketball Coach Resigns

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Longtime Lipscomb University Men's Basketball Head Coach Scott Sanderson will not return next season. He resigned Tuesday afternoon after 14 years of leading the Bisons.

Sanderson won 222 games and two Atlantic Sun Championships and was the school's only coach since it joined Division One.

Director of Lipscomb Athletics Philip Hutcheson said Sanderson is leaving to pursue other career opportunities.

"I know him to be a man of fine character who is committed to the game. We have worked with Scott through many conversations recently as he has come to this decision. The university is committed to being helpful and generous as Scott and his family makes this transition. We wish him every success," said Hutcheson.

In a statement Sanderson said, "I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Lipscomb University for the wonderful 14 years my family and I have experienced here. After much consideration, I believe it is time for me and the university to go in different directions. I do believe we have made positive strides in guiding the program from NAIA to NCAA Division I competition."

Assistant coach Pete Froedden will be stepping in immediately as the head of all men's basketball program activities and administration while a search for Sanderson's successor is underway.

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