April 16, 2012

Frankie Smith Resigns as Men's Head Basketball Coach

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University men's basketball coach Frankie Smith announced his resignation today (Monday, April 16) after five seasons.

"I have decided that it is best for me and my family to move closer to our families in West Virginia," Smith said. "I want to thank Saginaw Valley State University for the opportunity and wish them continued success."

Smith's Cardinal teams posted a 60-73 overall record and a 44-56 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference during his tenure. He informed the team of his decision last night.

"I would like to thank Coach Smith for his five seasons of dedicated work here at SVSU and wish him and his family the best in the future," said Mike Watson, SVSU Director of Athletics.   

A national search for a new men's basketball coach at SVSU will begin immediately.