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UT's Ryan Webber has resigned from head coach position

Webber had eight successful seasons with the Panthers.

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — Editor's note: The video above is from Feb. 18, 2016. 

Ryan Webber is stepping down from his head coaching position at United Township. 

News 8 Sports' Matt Randazzo reports the WB6 basketball coach has resigned after eight successful seasons with the Panthers. Webber was 144-75 at UT with one Super Sectional appearance and one WB6 title.

Last season, the Panthers finished 25-7, a school record. 

According to Webber, it's a decision that comes from his personal life — saying that he needs to go back to being a dad to be more active in his kids' lives and help his wife with parenting.

The search for a new head coach is already underway.

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