BREAKING: Shay out at ETSU

Jason Shay is out after just one season as the head basketball coach at East Tennessee State.

“After much consultation and deliberation, I have decided it is in the best interest of myself, my family and the ETSU men’s basketball program to no longer continue as the head basketball coach,” Shay said in a statement. “This past year has been extremely challenging for me in many different ways. It is the right time for a new challenge and an opportunity to reset my personal and professional goals.”

This past season, Shay led the Bucs to 13-12 (8-7) record. Shay had spent the previous five seasons at ETSU as an assistant to former head coach Steve Forbes.

“Earlier today Coach Jason Shay shared with me his intention to resign as head men’s basketball coach at East Tennessee State University,” Director of Athletics Scott Carter said in a statement. “I fully respect Coach Shay’s decision and have accepted his resignation. Coach Shay is part of our championship history at ETSU, and I thank him and his family for the effort they have given to our university.”

More as this breaking story continues to develop.

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