Darryl Sharp to leave ISU

Darryl Sharp, who assisted ISU head coach Wayne Morgan in both of his seasons at Iowa State, has resigned as an assistant coach for the Iowa State men's basketball program.

"I have decided move back to Minnesota and spend time with my family," Sharp said. "I have been struggling with this decision for over two years and I felt the time is right to go back home. I really enjoyed my experience at Iowa State and have the utmost respect for Coach Morgan. This decision was even more difficult to me because of the great relationship I have with the players and the coaching staff."

Sharp came to Iowa State in the summer of 2003 after directing the Minneapolis-area AAU club Howard Pulley. Iowa State went 39-25 and qualified for the postseason in each of Sharp's two seasons with the Cyclones.

"The basketball family at Iowa State will miss Coach Sharp very much," Morgan said. "He worked extremely hard to move our program forward. Any success we have had and the success we will have in the future, he will always be a part of. We wish him the very best."

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