Mike Newell resigns as Arkansas-Monticello basketball coach

Monticello, AR (AP) - Mike Newell has resigned as Arkansas-Monticello's basketball coach, effective June 25.

In nine seasons with the Boll Weevils, Newell went 126-123. Arkansas-Monticello finished with a 14-11 record last season. Newell said in a resignation letter he would pursue other jobs in Division I and Division II.

Arkansas-Monticello athletic director Chris Ratcliff says he respects Newell's decision and appreciates his accomplishments with the Boll Weevils.