Prince, who was hired in December 2018, coached only nine games for Howard. He was placed on leave Nov. 6, after a parent of a player accused him of being “threatening, hostile, abusive, and disrespectful of the young men and coaching staff” in a letter to Davis, which was obtained by HBCU Gameday.
The status of the investigation after Prince’s resignation was unclear Friday.
The resignation leaves the Bison (2-10, 2-6 MEAC) again searching for a coach. Mike London, who at the time was expected to be a long-term hire, decamped for William & Mary in Nov. 2018, after two seasons and an 11-10 record.
Prince came from Michigan, where he was an offensive analyst on Jim Harbaugh’s staff. Before Ann Arbor, Prince was an assistant for the Detroit Lions.
“I know what Howard is and what it’s not,” he told The Washington Post earlier this year. “I know what it can be and what it can’t be. But I think I’m different from a lot of guys who have experience at big-time programs or in the NFL and come to an HBCU school and think they’re missionaries, doing everyone a favor by being there.
“I know there’s a long way to go here, but I believe we can do great things. I can’t wait to see what happens.”