The Clemson University Athletics Department has announced that Lawrence Johnson, the Director of Men's and Women's Track and Field, has resigned from his coaching duties.

Athletic director Dan Radakovich made the announcement this morning regarding the resignation. Shawn Coeby has been appointed as the Interim Director of the program.

Flotrack reached out to Associate Sports Information Director Philip Sikes who provided a statement via email. "Earlier today our Director of Athletics, Dan Radakovich, accepted Coach Lawrence Johnson's resignation," Sikes said. "The parties mutually agreed to terminate their contract effective today, January 8.  This is an in-house personnel matter, and we won't be commenting any further on it. We thank Coach Johnson for nearly five years of service and wish him nothing but the best in the future."

In nearly five season at Clemson, Johnson has coached 48 ACC champions, 34 Clemson event record-holders, 5 NCAA champions, and 3 Olympians.

The announcement comes on the same day that the USTFCCCA ranked the Clemson women as the #1 team in their NCAA DI indoor preseason poll.