SEATTLE, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- University of Washington football Coach Keith Gilbertson is resigning at the end of the season.
"Coach Gilbertson and I have talked for several weeks about the football program and we mutually agreed that it needs an immediate boost," said Athletic Director Todd Turner Monday.
"Keith will finish this season as our head coach and has agreed to assist me beyond that time to develop a strategy for reinvestment by our university in its football program."
Turner said the search for a successor would begin immediately.
Gilbertson became Huskies' 24th head coach in July 2003 after the school fired Rick Neuheisel a month earlier.
Gilbertson, 56, is in his second year of a four-year contract. His rcord at Washington is 7-13, including 1-7 this season.