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Bryant Men's Basketball Coach Tim O'Shea Is Retiring

A rack of NCAA basketballs.

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 21: NCAA basketballs in a rack on the court during the shoot-around proipr to the game between the Florida Gators and the Fresno State Bulldogs during the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on December 21, 2013 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Florida defeated Fresno State 66-49. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The college basketball coach is retiring.

One of college basketball's most-veteran head coaches is retiring. It'll be effective at the end of the season.

Tim O'Shea, who's been Bryant's head coach for a decade, is hanging it up. The school announced his decision today.

A formal announcement will be made on Monday. O'Shea will hold a press conference at 3 p.m.

"We are so grateful for the leadership Coach O'Shea has provided for our men's basketball program," said Director of Athletics Bill Smith. "From the moment he stepped foot on campus, he had a clear vision for what it would take for our basketball program to be successful competing at the Division I level.

In the six years we have been eligible for Division I, Coach O'Shea led us to four NEC Tournament appearances, including three top-four finishes. On behalf of our entire athletic department, I want to thank Coach O'Shea for his commitment to leading the basketball program into the Division I era and wish him the very best in his retirement."

O'Shea, 56, played collegiately at Boston College. He got into coaching in 1984.

The Bryant head coach previously was the head coach at Ohio University. He was there from 2001-08.

O'Shea has won 215 games and made the NCAA Tournament with Ohio in 2005. We wish him the best of luck in retirement.