Alabama volleyball head coach Ed Allen resigned from his position effective immediately on Friday.

“I have decided that it is in the best interest of Alabama volleyball for me to step down as head coach,” Allen said in a press release. “Coaching is something that I remain passionate about, however I do feel that this is the correct decision to make at this time. I am certainly proud of the things we were able to accomplish over the years, and I wish the program the best in the future.”

In the eight years he coached at Alabama, Allen led the team to a 152-101 record, which included two NCAA tournament berths. He also coached the team to its first ever NCAA tournament win in 2014.

Alabama started the season 13-1, which is the best start in program history. It was ranked for two weeks in the top-25 for the first time in program history.

Assistant coach Ryan Freeburg will be the interim coach for the remaining five games of the season.

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