Tennessee volleyball coach Rob Patrick resigned Wednesday, effective immediately, according to a release from the school. He coached the Lady Vols for 21 seasons, compiling 409 wins, the most in program history.
"This is the proper time for me to move on to other opportunities, which will allow me to spend quality time with my wife and two young daughters," Patrick said in the press release. "I am very proud of the academic and athletic successes we have accomplished during my tenure.
"I would like to thank the University of Tennessee—and especially Joan Cronan—for hiring me and giving me the opportunity to coach at this special institution. I'd also like to thank Angie Keck and Donna Thomas for all the support they have provided to me. Finally, I must extend my heartfelt thanks to the incredible assistant coaches I worked with, along with all the talented student-athletes who worked hard and sacrificed for the success of Tennessee volleyball."
Patrick led Tennessee to nine NCAA tournament appearances and eleven 20-win seasons. The Lady Vols last reached the tournament in 2012 and have had losing seasons in three of the last five years, including a 12-15 record in 2017.