Peter Stewart resigned as men's basketball coach of Minot State University on Monday, citing a need to spend more time with his family.
"I think you are constantly weighing your priorities and I have a growing family that wants dad around more," Stewart said in a press release issued by the university Tuesday. "It was my intention to coach and be a part of this forever, but things change. I had to re-evaluate my family, faith and friends.
"It will be hard to walk away from a great group of guys. We will still be a part of the program and cheer those guys on, it will just be from a different chair."
Minot State University men's basketball coach Peter Stewart resigned Monday after two seasons.
Stewart and his wife Julie - the girls basketball coach at Bishop Ryan High School - have three children.
The Parshall native's resignation comes on the cusp of MSU's full membership into NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Stewart compiled a 17-42 record in two seasons at MSU, including a 4-25 2011-2012 transitional campaign in which the Beavers played just four home games.
MSU Athletic Director Rick Hedberg said Tuesday that a search for Stewart's replacement has already begun.
For a complete story and further reaction, see Wednesday's print edition of The Minot Daily News.