NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University Director of Athletics Scott Corley confirmed Friday Brian Levin would not be returning as Bruin head softball coach and that he accepted the same position at the University of Southern Mississippi.
"I want to thank Brian for his contributions to Belmont University and our softball program, and wish him and his family well in this next chapter," Corley said.
"It has been an incredible experience to be a part of the Belmont athletic department over the past three years," Levin said. "The people in the administration and coaches that I interacted with on a daily basis are second to none. I want to thank Scott Corley and Dr. Fisher for giving me the opportunity to be part of such an outstanding university. I am grateful to all the players, past and present, that I have had the chance to build relationships with over the past three years. My time there will always be something I am truly fond of."
Levin went 91-70 in three seasons as Belmont head coach, leading the Bruins to their first two victories in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
Assistant coach Ashley Thomas will serve as interim head coach.
A national search for the position begins immediately.