Lolla resigns as UofL men’s soccer coach

Lolla resigns as UofL men’s soccer coach
After 11 NCAA tournament berths in 13 seasons as head coach, Ken Lolla resigned on December 11, 2018. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man who led the University of Louisville men's soccer program to 11 NCAA tournament berths in 13 seasons has stepped down.

The university says Ken Lolla submitted his letter of resignation to Athletic Director Vince Tyra on Tuesday morning.

"Thirteen years ago, God blessed Tina and I with the opportunity to come to Louisville and be a part of this amazing Cardinal family and the Louisville community. We are forever grateful for the acceptance, support, and love we have received from the Louisville community. It has been an honor and a privilege to represent such an outstanding institution and special community," Lolla said. "Recently, we have received similar promptings from God that it is time to seek new challenges. We have always been faithful to those promptings and we will move forward faithfully, knowing there is a calling we are to fulfill."

Lolla went on to say that his mission was to leave the program better than he have found itand expressed his pride in the soccer program.

Lolla had a 155-77-39 record during his 13 seasons.

Tyra said UofL will immediately begin a national search for the next head coach.

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