Longtime Prairie View A&M head coach Byron Rimm II has resigned from his position following the Panthers’ 1-18 (1-6 SWAC) start this season. Rimm’s resignation was announced by PVAMU AD Ashley Robinson and reported by Rob Dauster of NBC Sports.
“Coach Rimm has represented Prairie View A&M University with class and professionalism during his tenure as head basketball coach,” said Robinson. “He genuinely cared for his student-athletes and he went to great lengths to ensure that they would receive the total experience of being a Division I student-athlete on-and-off the court. This was not an easy decision, but sometimes we need to make tough decision to move the program forward. I wish Coach Rimm well in his future endeavors.”
Assistant Byron Smith will take over on an interim basis, effective immediately. This is the end of an era for the program, however, as Rimm was in his 10th season with the program. During his tenure, the Panthers were 115-192 (89-90 SWAC) and did not once make the NCAA Tournament.
The good news is that Rimm is only 41 and did enough during his time with Prairie View A&M that he should find a new job soon, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for any updates!
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