MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Middle Tennessee State University head volleyball Coach Dan Ahiers has resigned from his position after he was suspended indefinitely last week.
His resignation is effective immediately, according to university officials.
According to a release from MTSU, Ahiers cited personal reasons – including his behavior after the prolonged illness and death of his mother earlier this month – for his decision. He was initially placed on administrative leave on Sept. 13.
“I have discussed this matter at length with my family and with the full support of my family, I have decided that a mutual parting of the ways at this time is the best for both me and the university,” he said.
Ahiers said he will now focus his time on healing and getting his family and life back in order after his mother’s death.
“I sincerely wish the university, the athletic department and the volleyball program the very best. I will be cheering loudly for their success,” he added.
Ahiers was hired by MTSU in January of this year and coached nine games this season. He came to the Murfreesboro university after spending two years at Carson-Newman University.
Assistant Coach Jeff Huebner will serve as the interim head coach through the remainder of the season.