High School: Hyde Park
"We can confirm that the coach has submitted a resignation and we respect his decision," spokesperson Frank Shuftan said in a statement on Monday. "We do not have any further comment regarding this matter."
Bryant did not coach the Thunderbirds in their 58-52 loss to Mount Carmel on Sunday. Hyde Park was ranked in the area and had gone 6-4 under Bryant this season.
Bryant replaced Donnie Kirksey, who is now a UIC assistant coach, as Hyde Park’s coach in 2010. Bryant previously coached at Whitney Young, Marshall and South Shore.
Bryant was fired from Marshall in 2007. He filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit and reached a $500,000 settlement with the Chicago Public Schools.
A message left for Bryant was not immediately returned on Monday.
Hyde Park has had all four of its transfer appeals approved by the Chicago Public League, according to Hyde Park coach Lamont Bryant on Wednesday.
Lincoln Park transfer Shamar Tucker, a 5-8 junior guard, and Bogan transfers Moshawn Thomas, a 6-8 junior forward, and Jawaun Savage, a 6-7 junior forward, were recently approved. Six-foot junior guard Phillip Lee, another Bogan transfer, was ruled eligible on Wednesday, according to Bryant.
“It is what is,” said Bryant of the transfers. “We got a chance to make some noise. Even before those guys, we were pretty good.”
Hyde Park defeated TEAM Englewood 90-57 in its season opener on Monday. The Thunderbirds host Manley in their second game on Thursday.
Hyde Park is led by junior point guard Kyle Davis, who has been offered by Northwestern, among others.
Public League’s director of sports administration Calvin Davis said he was unable to comment on the transfers when reached on Wednesday.