ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union has announced that Lee Hood has resigned his position as head men's basketball coach.

"I have an immense sense of gratitude to current and former players along with assistant coaches who have enabled my family and me to have many positive memories of Alliance for 19 years," commented Hood.

Hood has a 250-246 record and was named Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1997 as he led the Purple Raiders to a school-record 25 wins, OAC regular season and tournament titles and claimed the school's first-ever men's basketball NCAA Tournament bid.

Mount Union will immediately begin a search for a new head men's basketball coach.