Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Head Men?s Basketball Coach Doug Boxell has resigned from his position and accepted the head boy?s basketball job at Bowie High School in Bowie, Texas, Athletics Director Jimmy Clark announced Thursday.
Boxell, who has been the head coach at Ozarks since the 2009-2010 season, posted a 7-18 record this season and had two players named to the All-Conference Team. During his four-year run, he coached eight All-Conference players, including the Player of the Year his first season. In 2011-2012, Boxell had the conference Newcomer of the Year. During his tenure, 13 of his players made the conference All-Academic Team and four others made the league All-Freshman Team.
“Coach Boxell worked extremely hard and I appreciate his efforts over the last four years,” said Clark. “I am very pleased with the discipline in his program and how he conducted himself. His decision to leave centered on his desire to be closer to family back in Texas.”
Prior to Ozarks, Boxell spent 13 years at Ponder High School in Texas.
“It was a really tough decision to make,” said Boxell. “This is a great university and there are great people on this campus. It is an outstanding place for young people to attend and live out their dream of playing college basketball. My thoughts and feelings about the university haven’t changed. But there comes a point in your life when you miss your kids and grandkids and want to be close to them again. And that was the driving point.”
A nationwide search will begin immediately for his successor.