Majors changes are ahead for the boys' Eldon basketball program in the wake of the recent resignation of head coach Jim Lincoln.
The resignation was accepted unanimously without any discussion at a special Eldon Board of Education meeting early Monday morning.
The only item on the agenda was Lincoln's resignation.
Lincoln had been suspended earlier this year after being cited by the school district for his behavior during the 2011-2012 season.
As part of his agreement with the district, Lincoln had agreed to resign at the end of the 2013-2014 season. It is unclear what prompted Lincoln to leave at this time.
Late last week, Superintendent Matt Davis confirmed Lincoln was on paid administrative leave but did not release any information on what led to the leave.
Earlier this year, Lincoln was accused of making derogatory remarks, using inappropriate language and an allegation that he elbowed a player from an opposing team.
Superintendent Matt Davis had recommended that the board fire the coach for the alleged misconduct, igniting a firestorm of controversy. Lincoln refused.
During a public hearing last summer, more than 100 residents of the district, along with students and players attended, in a show of support for the coach.
At the public hearing, Lincoln denied elbowing the player, which witnesses for the coach corroborated, and denied using profanity on one of the incidences the school board claimed he did during the Osage Shootout last year. He admitted to using profanity on two other occasions at the Shootout. The hearing lasted more than eight hours.
In August, a decision was reached with Coach Lincoln retaining his job and serving a suspension as punishment.
In mid-November, that suspension was removed and Lincoln returned to the court Nov. 19 when Eldon played its first game of the season.
However, the Eldon administration placed Lincoln on unpaid administrative leave in the last couple of weeks, and reasons for that decision have not been made public.