June 17, 2008


Kessinger Steps Down at Arkansas State 


Keith Kessinger has decided not to accept the contract offer by Arkansas State and will not return as head coach.


Kessinger posted a record of 151-178-1 in six seasons at ASU. He completed the final year of a three-year contract which was extended after the 2005 campaign. Kessinger was offered a one-year extension after this past season.


ASU was 20-34-1 in 2008, including 8-16 at home. The Indians were 8-21-1 in the Sun Belt and finished 11th in the standings.


Kessinger’s best season came in 2005, when the Indians went 33-23.


A national search begins immediately for a successor.



Click here for list of 2008 Division I head coaching changes.