Ron Prince resigned from his position as head coach at Howard University on Friday. Prince had been on administrative leave since November after allegations of verbal abuse and mistreatment of players.
"Coach Ron Prince has resigned as head coach of Howard's football program, effective immediately," Howard athletics director Kery Davis said in a statement to ESPN. "The university and Coach Prince have agreed to mutually part ways. A national search for a replacement will begin immediately."
The allegations came to light after HBCU Gameday reported that Davis received a letter from a parent with the accusations against Price. The university put Price on administrative leave and launched an investigation into the matter.
Four Howard players joined the transfer portal in October, the most notable being quarterback Caylin Newton, the brother of former NFL MVP Cam Newton. Prince joined Howard after the 2018 season and has had 17 players enter the transfer portal during his tenure.
Price's previous experience includes coaching in the NCAA for Rutgers University and Michigan University, and in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts. He was the head coach at Kansas State from 2006-08.
Howard assigned interim responsibilities to director of football operations Aaron Kelton, who will continue on in that role until a new coach is hired.
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Howard football coach Ron Prince resigns amid investigation into verbal abuse allegations originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington