HOUSTON -- Tony Harvey has resigned as Texas Southern head men's basketball coach, effective immediately.

A TSU statement Tuesday says Harvey "determined that it was in his personal and professional interest to resign to pursue other goals."

The resignation was first reported by KRIV-TV of Houston.

TSU had a 58-72 record since Harvey's hiring in 2008.

After a 7-25 debut season, Harvey led the Tigers to a 17-16 record in 2009-10 season and a trip to the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament championship final before losing. The next season, TSU went 19-13 and won its first SWAC regular season title in 13 years.

Last season, the team went 15-18 and lost in the SWAC Tournament title game.

The TSU statement noted player grades improved under Harvey, leaving the team penalty-free next season.