Washington Huskies coach Tyrone Willingham announced recently that he’ll be resigning after the completion of the current season. He was under fire following the bad performance by the football team which is on a nine-match loosing streak starting from the last season.
While Ty’s resignation looked voluntary in the press conference, he acknowledged that he was indeed fired.
Willingham indicated in the press conference that the decision was not his and that he never considered resigning, saying “it’s just not in my makeup.”
Huskies have a record of 11-32 under Ty’s reign, who still has five games remaining in the season. His contract was set to expire after the 2009 season. The decision was a result of the week-long meeting between Tyrone and director of athletics Scott Woodward.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Willingham has coached Stanford for seven seasons and Notre Dame for three seasons successfully. He was even named the ESPN/Home Depot College Coach of the Year in 2002. He has been with Washington since December 2004.
He also serves as the President of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Board of Trustees.
More photos and a video of Tyrone Willingham are below.
Tyrone Willingham Video