Houston head coach James Dickey is stepping down for personal reasons, the school announced on Monday afternoon.

“This has been a difficult decision to make. I continually preach to my players about being an everyday guy, and the balance of your personal and professional life is a major part of it. With that being said, I have a family matter that requires my time and energy, and I will regretfully step down from my current position at the University of Houston,” Dickey said in a statement.

“I am extremely appreciative of Mack Rhoades for the opportunity and for the value he brings professionally and personally. I cannot thank my coaching staff and our players enough for the experience and memorable moments over the past four years. The system of support set forth by our Athletic Department staff is world class, and I'm appreciative of every member of the Houston Athletics family. I would like to thank the Houston fans for their support through the years and greatly encourage them to continue their support of the program in the future.”

Dickey has been at the school for four years, going 64-62 during his tenure with the Cougars. They won 20 games in the 2012-13 season, getting an invitation to the CBI. This season, Houston went 17-16 overall and 8-10 in the American Athletic Conference.