Andy Teitelbaum has suddenly left as head coach of the Ohio State women’s rowing program, which he helped to create and lead to championships over 24 years.

A statement from the Ohio State Athletic Department released Tuesday only said that Teitelbaum would no longer serve as head coach, effective immediately.

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No other explanation was given about for Teitelbaum’s departure. The team was about to enter the spring season.

Teitelbaum, 55, had been the only head coach of the women’s rowing program at Ohio State since its began in 1995. He could not be reached for comment.

Fourth-year assistant coach Kate Sweeney, who was a former Buckeye rower from 2009-2012, has been appointed the interim head coach for the upcoming 2020 campaign.

A national search will be conducted to find a replacement for Teitelbaum. The search will conducted once the season is over, the school’s release said.

Teitelbaum had been successful in his tenure, building the women’s rowing program into national prominence. His teams won nine championships in the Big Ten conference.

The Ohio State women’s rowing team achieved the pinnacle in winning three straight NCAA national championships from 2013 through 2015.