Bruce Weber stepped down as the head coach of Kansas State on Wednesday after the 73-67 loss to West Virginia in the 1st round of the Big 12 tournament. Weber has been with the Wildcats since 2012, and had a 184-147 record during his time there.

Weber also spent some time in the B1G before making his way to Kansas State. Weber was the head coach of Illinois basketball from 2003 to 2012. With the Fighting Illini, he had a coaching record of 210-101. He was also an assistant at Purdue from 1980 to 1998. Michael Goens of 247Sports reported on the news on Thursday.

Here’s what an emotional Weber had to say following the loss to the Mountaineers:

“The whole message is what you are about as a person, your character, what you’re going to be in the future and that’s the most important thing when it comes down to it,” said Weber. “The pain of the losses goes but having character, having a spiritual belief, those are the most important things in the long haul for all these guys.”

Weber made the NCAA Tournament 5 times (2012,2013, 2016, 2017, 2018) during his tenure in Manhattan. With the Fighting Illini, he made the NCAA Tournament 6 times. His choice to step down ends a long 43-year career in coaching.