HOT: Lindenwood University-Belleville Head Basketball Coach Scott Spinner Resigns

Photo Courtesy Lindenwood University-Belleville Athletics

Lindenwood University-Belleville’s men’s basketball coach Scott Spinner has resigned effective immediately for personal reasons.

“I feel so blessed to have started the basketball program and athletic department at Lindenwood,” said Spinner. “I will treasure the memories of watching young men give everything they have and living their dream of playing college basketball. My wife and children all support my decision to leave for personal reasons.”

He added, “It was a tough decision, but one we believe is best for our family.”

Spinner has been at the helm since the 2010 season where he’s totaled 127 victories, three trips to the USCAA National Championships and one trip to the NAIA National Tournament. He’s coached seven USCAA All – Americans and three NAIA All Americans, and has built one of the top men’s basketball programs nationally over his tenure.

“Decisions such as the one Scott has made are difficult and not without much soul searching,” Director of Athletics Ryan Kaiser said. “I respect his decision and I thank Scott and his family for their commitment, sacrifice, and hard work. Scott has given the Lindenwood University – Belleville program 100 percent of himself since his arrival and for that, we are grateful.”

Kaiser has named Curtis Wilkerson as the interim head coach he will immediately step in and begin coaching the team for this Saturday’s game at Park University.

A national search will open at the end of the season.

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