Bethune-Cookman parting ways with coach Gravelle Craig

Bethune-Cookman and Gravelle Craig have agreed to part ways as the coach's contract expires at the end of the month following six years with program.

"At the end of the season, we sat down as always to evaluate the state of our program; and after discussion, Coach Craig and I arrived at the decision that the timing was right for him to pursue new career opportunities, while we seek new leadership of the Wildcats basketball program for the future," Bethune-Cookman athletic director Lynn W. Thompson said in a statement Monday. "We are grateful for his leadership and the impact that he had on our student-athletes during his tenure and we will move promptly to focus on the right coach who will build upon the foundation that Gravelle Craig put in place here."

The Wildcats went 10-22 this season, finishing 10th in the MEAC with a 6-10 record.

"Bethune-Cookman afforded me an opportunity to become a Division I men's basketball head coach," Craig said in a statement. "It was an opportunity that I will forever cherish, and one that allowed me to experience something that had never been done at BCU before -- advancing to the MEAC tournament championship game."

Bethune-Cookman's closest opportunity to reach the NCAA tournament under Craig came in 2011-12, when the Wildcats lost to Norfolk State in the MEAC title game.

Craig was 74-123 (46-50 MEAC) in his six seasons at Bethune-Cookman.