Presbyterian coach Nichols resigns after 8 seasons

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) Presbyterian coach Harold Nichols resigned Sunday, acknowledging that a change was necessary for the Football Championship Subdivision program to move forward.

The Blue Hose finished a 2-9 season with a 31-7 loss at South Alabama on Saturday. Presbyterian athletic director Brian Reese said Sunday that he met with Nichols and the two decided the resignation was in the best interest of the team.

Nichols went 22-67 in his eight seasons. His team's best year came in 2014 at 6-5, his lone winning record during his tenure.

Nichols, a Presbyterian graduate, said he enjoyed his time as coach and believes the program is stronger now than when he arrived.

The Blue Hose play in the Big South Conference in the FCS.

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