Bryant and Stratton (WI) head basketball coach Austin Hawkins has resigned.
The resignation comes following a report that he that he used an “inappropriate racial term” with one of his players. Hawkins was subsequently placed on leave, and now according to the college, has stepped away from the position.
“In respect for all of our student-athletes that give 100 percent on the court and in the classroom, Austin Hawkins has elected to resign his position as head coach of the Bryant & Stratton men’s basketball team,” said Athletic Director Greg Brandner.
Last season, Hawkins served as an assistant at Quincy University before being hired as an assistant at Bryant and Stratton this past spring. He was elevated to head coach over the summer following the departure of Matt Majkrzak, who took over at Northern Michigan.
Assistant coaches Troy Coleman and Ben Eckburg are still with the program according to the website.
The Bobcats are currently 2-5 on the season.