Austin Peay football coach Mark Hudspeth, who led the program to a record 11 wins and an Ohio Valley Conference championship last season, resigned abruptly Friday.

In a statement from the university, Hudspeth cited a need to spend more time with his family and said he would return to coaching "at the right time."

Hudspeth, 51, spent just one season at Austin Peay, leading the program to its first postseason appearance and winning OVC Coach of the Year honors. He spent the previous seven seasons at Louisiana.