Brad Pendergrass has resigned from his position as director of football operations, Tennessee announced on Monday.
"It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from my position on the football staff here at Tennessee," Pendergrass said in a release. "I am very appreciative of the experiences this great university has afforded me, and I look forward to watching the successes that lie ahead on many fronts. I would like to thank Dave Hart, Butch Jones, and many others for their support and advice in this decision, and I look forward to new opportunities for professional and personal growth."
This was the second stint at UT for Pendergrass, who began as a student manager under former coach Phillip Fulmer. He was later a graduate assistant and full-time recruiting assistant.
He also held administrative positions at Mississippi State and Wisconsin before returning to UT in 2010.
Pendergrass made $102,000 annually, according to figures released last year.
"I would like to personally thank Brad for all of his efforts and contributions to Tennessee football," Jones said in the release. "We wish him much success in the future, and Brad will always be a Vol for Life."
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