S. Alabama's Ronnie Arrow retires

MOBILE, Ala. -- South Alabama coach Ronnie Arrow is retiring effective immediately.

Athletic director Joel Erdmann announced the 65-year-old Arrow's decision on Wednesday with the Jaguars having started the season 5-5. Associate head coach Jeff Price will finish the season as interim coach.

Arrow returned to South Alabama for his second stint in 2007 after leading the Jaguars from 1987-94. He has guided the program to three NCAA tournaments and three Sun Belt Conference titles.

With a 211-61 record in 13-plus seasons with South Alabama, he's the winningest coach in school and Sun Belt history.

He has gone 647-295 in 30-plus seasons at South Alabama, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and San Jacinto Junior College. Arrow's teams won three junior college national titles and made four trips to the NCAA tournament.