Highland Heights, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dave Bezold, who has been at the helm through Northern Kentucky's transition to Division I basketball, will not return as coach of the Norse next season, the school announced Monday.

Bezold went 194-133 in 11 years as the Northern Kentucky coach, including a 13-17 mark this past season.

"This is difficult given Dave's role in our university and our community," NKU athletic director Ken Bothof said in a statement. "Dave is a good man and has given much of himself to the development of the young men in our basketball program. I am grateful for his service and wish him and his family well."

The program just completed its third year of a four-year transitional period to Division I.