Just over a month after troubling allegations came up against him, Howard head football coach Ron Prince has resigned.
According to a report from HBCU Gameday, parents of Howard football players accused head coach Ron Prince of being verbally abusive and intimidating to the student-athletes. That report came just days after Cam Newton’s younger brother, Caylin, announced his decision to transfer from the program.
In a letter sent to the NCAA, parents accused Prince of sending injured players home without treatment. The letter also alleged Prince created an atmosphere of intimidation within the program after he allegedly threatened to end the players’ scholarships.
On Friday afternoon, Howard athletic director Kery Davis announced Prince won’t return as the team’s head coach.
“Coach Ron Prince has resigned as Head Coach of Howard’s Football program, effective immediately. The University and Coach Prince have agreed to mutually part ways. A national search for a replacement will begin immediately. Director of Football Operations Aaron Kelton will continue interim responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the football program.”
Howard placed Prince on administrative leave after the allegations surfaced. The Bison sat at 1-4 on the season when the news came out.
Howard finished the season with a 2-10 record.