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Less than a year after taking the job, multiple sources have confirmed that Howard University football coach Ron Prince has resigned.

Amid allegations of verbal abuse and intimidation of players, school officials placed Prince on leave in November.howard bison15 logo

"Coach Ron Prince has resigned as Head Coach of Howard's football program, effective immediately," Howard Athletics Director Kery Davis said in a statement. "The University and Coach Prince have agreed to mutually part ways. A national search for a replacement will begin immediately."

After the allegations were reported, the website HBCUGameday reported that Davis was sent a letter in September from a player's parent detailing some of the allegations against Prince.

As Prince was placed on leave, Davis released a statement saying the university was committed to completing an internal investigation of the allegations and concerns about the football program.

Prince was hired in December 2018 and according to ESPN,has seen 17 total players enter the transfer portal since his arrival.

With Prince's departure, director of football operations Aaron Kelton will continue interim responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the football program.

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