Dickey has coached the Cougars for four seasons. This past season, he led UH to wins over three top 25 teams, something the program hadn't done since the 1983-84 season.
"This has been a difficult decision to make," Dickey said. "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 holds a career record of 217-196 with a mark of 64-62 while at Houston, including one postseason berth as the Cougars advanced to the 2013 CBI quarterfinals. The 2012-13 Houston team finished the season with a 20-13 record, the program's first 20-win season since 2008-09.
A national search for Dickey's replacement will begin immediately.
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