Brian Barone was one of the leading candidates to take over for Brian Wardle at Green Bay when the former head man took the job at Bradley after last year. He had the backing of the returning players, many who grew very familiar with the man in the second chair over his five seasons with the Phoenix.
The job ultimately went to Linc Darner, and instead of joining Wardle at Bradley, Barone took the head spot at Butler Community College.
He is the head coach no longer after the board accepted his resignation Wednesday, according to the Wichita Eagle.
Just three games into the season the Grizzlies were 0-3 under Barone, and two days later on Nov. 5, he was suspended indefinitely after being arrested for suspicion of DUI in Andover, Kan.
It was later revealed by the Wichita Eagle that this was Barone's second arrest for DUI, the first coming in 2014 when Barone was still an assistant at Green Bay. It is not clear if Green Bay knew of the arrest and if it played a factor in the decision to not hire Barone.
Barone released the following statement:
"At this time, I have decided to step away from coaching for personal reasons. I look forward to spending time with my family. I appreciate the opportunity Butler gave me and wish the program success in the future."
Butler Community College has gone 9-1 since Barone was suspended. The Phoenix are 4-4 this year.