AUSTIN (AP) — Texas men's track coach Bubba Thornton is retiring after 18 years and 12 conference championships.
According to a statement from the school on Monday, Thornton and athletic director DeLoss Dodds mutually agreed to terminate the coach's contract effective Aug. 31. The Longhorns won this year's Big 12 indoor and outdoor championships and finished sixth at the NCAA outdoor championships.
Thornton's teams produced 26 individual NCAA champions. He also coached the U.S. track team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Texas is reorganizing the men's and women's programs under one coach.
Former women's coach Bev Kearney resigned in January after the revelation of an improper relationship with one of her athletes in 2002. In a federal complaint filed in March, Kearney also described years of friction between herself and Thornton.
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