University of Ozarks basketball coach Doug Boxell resigns

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) - University of the Ozarks basketball coach Doug Boxell has resigned to become head coach at Bowie High School in Bowie, Texas.

Boxell said in a statement that he wants to move closer to his children and grandchildren.

Boxell spent the past four years as head coach at the university in Clarksville. His team went 7-18 last season.

Athletic director Jimmy Clark says a nationwide search will begin immediately for a new coach.

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