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Texas Basketball Assistant Coach Jerrance Howard Unexpectedly Leaves Program

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In an odd development on Thursday, Texas assistant coach Jerrance Howard has resigned from the men’s basketball program, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Howard removed all Texas basketball references from his social media account and did not reply to the Austin American-Statesman for comment.

Howard’s name has also been removed from the Texas athletics staff directory, with a University spokesman saying, “He has been pursuing other opportunities.”

 

Howard joined Texas last season after spending eight years with the Kansas Jayhawks. The Jayhawks won six Big 12 titles during his time with KU, along with three trips to the Elite Eight and the 2018 Final Four.

Howard was considered one of the best recruiters in the sport and just helped Chris Beard land a pair of McDonald’s All-Americans for their upcoming class.

Howard did have some issues at Kansas, as he was suspended for two weeks in 2015 after the school learned he had been arrested the previous summer for marijuana possession. He was charged in July 2014 for misdemeanor possession and ordered to pay $1,178.26 in court fines. He was also placed on six months court supervision.

Texas just UNLV assistant Brandon Chappell to the staff, but now it looks like Chris Beard will have another vacancy to fill.

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