The University of South Florida strength and conditioning coach who criticized the 49ers for drafting a former USF player has resigned, USF athletic director Mark Harlan announced Tuesday afternoon.
Head strength and conditioning coach Hans Straub made the comment about South Florida football player Aaron Lynch, whom the 49ers selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.
"Thought an organization with 5 Super Bowl titles would have a stricter draft criteria. Clearly, integrity & character are not a priority," Straub wrote on his Twitter account (@CoachStraubUSF).
“USF Athletics has high expectations for each and every student-athlete, coach and staff member,” Harlan said in a statement. “To that end, I have accepted the resignation of Hans Straub from the position of head strength and conditioning coach. I thank him for his contributions to USF Athletics and wish him well in his future endeavors. A national search for his replacement will begin immediately.”
The university reportedly placed Straub on an "indefinite leave" in the aftermath of the comment on social media before accepting his resignation.