Gillispie Done After One Year At Texas Tech

Billy Gillispie Texas Tech (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
Billy Gillispie Texas Tech (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
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Updated: 9/20/2012 7:15 pm
Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie has resigned as Texas Tech head coach after just one year with the Red Raiders.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie has resigned, due to health reasons.
 
The school announced the move on Thursday. Gillispie's departure comes less than a month after Texas Tech said it was looking into allegations of player mistreatment by the veteran coach and that it had reported practice-time violations to the NCAA.
 
Athletic director Kirby Hocutt had already told Gillispie he could no longer handle day-to-day decisions about the program so he could focus on his health. Hocutt put associate head coach Chris Walker in charge.
 
Gillispie spent six days in a Lubbock hospital, and doctors later ordered him to avoid stress for 30 days.
 
He coached one year at Texas Tech, finishing the 2011-12 season with an 8-23 record and one Big 12 victory.

Gillispie served as Kentucky's coach for two seasons before being fired.

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