LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Happy Osborne resigned from the Kentucky Wesleyan College basketball program Monday night. His resignation comes just eleven days after announcing his leave of absence, due to health concerns.
In his place, Jason Mays has been named the Panthers’ interim coach.
On November 16, Osborne announced his leave of absence citing unspecified medical issues.
“In compliance with my doctor’s wishes, I am stepping away from the game I love and resigning as Head Coach of the men’s basketball team at Kentucky Wesleyan College,” said Osborne in a release from the school. “It has been an honor and a privilege to coach at the school with the most tradition of any NCAA Division II institution. I am indebted to the young men that have played for the program over the four and a half years, and am proud of them not only on the floor but also in the classroom.”
In Osborne’s four and a half years he went 102-29 with two NCAA tournament appearances. Before his time at KWC Osborne coached at Georgetown where in 15 seasons he had a 456-81 record, leading the Tigers to an NAIA title in 1998, two NAIA finals and four Fab Fours.
KWC officials say they will evaluate their program later in the season.