Grushkin Stepping Down As Tech Men's Coach

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

Indiana Tech men's basketball head coach Al Grushkin

February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Indiana Tech men's basketball head coach Al Grushkin will not return to the sidelines after the 2013-14 season, the school announced Monday.

Grushkin cited being closer to family in a statement.

"Resigning has been something I've been considering," Grushkin said. "My father passed away over a year ago, and since that time I've wanted to get back closer to my family."

In four seasons at Indiana Tech, Grushkin is 83-42. The Warriors have one game left this season.

Grushkin coached Indiana Tech to NAIA prominence. The Warriors reached a No. 7 ranking during the 2011-12 season.

"It's been a good four-year ride, and I'd like to thank President Snyder and the Indiana Tech family for the opportunity here. I wish everyone well," Grushkin added.

Indiana Tech has already begun its search for the next head coach.

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