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Scott Sanderson resigns at Lipscomb

Apr 10, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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After 14 seasons as head coach, Scott Sanderson has resigned at Lipscomb.

The university made the announcement official on their athletics website Tuesday afternoon.

This is an end-of-an-era type move for the program, as Sanderson has been the Bison’s only coach since moving up from NAIA to NCAA Division I. The transition began in 1999, Sanderson’s first season at the helm.

“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,” said Sanderson in a prepared statement. “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. I would like to thank my current and former players, my coaching staff—both past and present—the administration, our board of trustees and our president, Dr. Randy Lowry. I wish Lipscomb University much success in all its future endeavors.”

Overall, Sanderson went 222-201 in his time in Nashville, taking the program to its only postseason appearance as a Division I program in 2006, when they lost to UTEP in the first round of  the NIT. He was named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year that season as well.

Lipscomb finished the 2012-13 season at 12-18, 7-11 in the A-Sun. The Bison’s last winning record was a 17-13 mark during the 2010-11 season.

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