TOWSON, Md. -- Pat Kennedy has resigned as Towson’s basketball coach after a 4-26 season that ended with 19 consecutive losses.

Kennedy failed to guide Towson to a winning record during his seven seasons at the school, going 71-144 after arriving in 2004. He previously had successful stints at Iona, Florida State and DePaul, along with a two-year run at Montana.

In announcing Kennedy’s resignation Monday, Towson athletic director Mike Waddell said, “It is unfortunate the past seven seasons have not met our mutual expectations.”

Kennedy has spent 31 seasons as a Division I head coach. He has 488 career wins and has taken teams to eight NCAA tournaments and five NITs.

Waddell says the search for a new coach will begin immediately.