Iowa assistant men’s basketball coach Kirk Speraw has decided to retire from coaching on Wednesday. He had a 43-year career in various coaching roles with many different teams.

Since 2010, Speraw has been with his alma mater. Before Iowa, he was the head coach UCF from 1993-2010. This wasn’t the first time that Speraw wasn’t an assistant with the Hawkeyes however, as he had a graduate assistant role on Lute Olson’s staff from 1979-1980. The retirement will be effective June 30.

Here’s what the Iowa assistant had to say about his decision to retire from coaching per a press release from Iowa:

““I was fortunate that Coach Olson gave me my start in coaching here at the University of Iowa and I am grateful that Coach McCaffery and Gary Barta brought me back to my alma mater to finish my coaching career with a Big Ten championship,” Speraw said. “I want to thank my wife, Tracy, and our four kids for their support and patience throughout my coaching career. And I want to thank all the student-athletes that I have had the honor to coach throughout my career. Go Hawks!”

The Iowa Men’s Basketball account on Twitter posted about the news.

This Iowa legend will be remembered for a long time.