After three seasons, University of Pikeville head coach Dudley Hilton resigned for personal and health matters, school president James Hurley announced on Saturday.
"Coach Hilton has done a wonderful job building our program into a conference contender and developing our young men both on and off the field," Hurley said. "We wish him the very best moving forward."
Hilton was 14-18 in three seasons, including a 7-4 campaign in 2013 that was the best for the program since 2005.
"I don't know if I've missed a day of practice in my career, but I didn't want to start off this season going to doctors and missing practice," Hilton told WYMT.
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Prior to coaching the Bears, Hilton won 345 games in 36 seasons on the high-school level, capturing three Kentucky state titles along the way — two with Bell County and one with Bourbon County.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association previously announced that he will be inducted into its Hall of Fame next year.