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Hartford's Harrison resigns; reason not given

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Hartford basketball coach Larry
Harrison, selected as coach of the year by his colleagues in the
America East conference two weeks ago, resigned Thursday following
a 13-15 season.

Harrison had a 67-107 record during six years at the school, and
had a winning record just once. The Hawks went 16-13 in 2002-03.

"While we did not win as many games as we wanted, I am proud to
say that the program is in better shape than when we first
arrived," Harrison said in a written statement.

Neither Harrison nor the school gave a reason for his departure.

The Hawks were 9-7 in America East games this season after
winning only four conference games a year earlier, and Harrison
received the league's coach of the year award on March 3. But the
Hawks were upset in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament
by New Hampshire.

The school said it has no timetable in place to find a
replacement, but will begin the search immediately.