USF's Director Of Men's Basketball Resigns

TAMPA, Fla. – Scott Thompson, the Director of Men's Basketball Operations at the University of South Florida, has announced his resignation, head coach Robert McCullum announced Thursday.

Thompson's resignation is effective immediately and a search for a successor will begin in the near future.

"We greatly appreciate Scott's hard work and dedication to the USF men's basketball program over the course of the past three years," McCullum said. "We all wish he and his family the best of luck in their future endeavors."

Thompson recently completed his third year with the program, having arrived with McCullum prior to the start of the 2003-04 campaign. His responsibilities included team travel, film exchange, equipment inventory, supervision of the team's managerial staff and academic monitoring. A native of Rienzi, Miss., Thompson previously worked with the men's basketball program at his alma mater, Ole Miss, where he lettered in both cross country and track.

""I want to thank coach McCullum for the opportunity he gave me three years ago" Thompson said. "I have the utmost respect for who he is as a coach and a man. I will forever be indebted to him for how he has molded me in the coaching profession and how he and his wife welcomed Ashley and myself into their family.

"After several days of prayer and discussion with my family, I felt that stepping down was best for myself and the team," Thompson added. "I will always cherish the relationships with players, coaches, administration and boosters that were formed during my time at USF."

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