After just one year on the job, Jim Hickey has stepped down as the pitching coach of the Chicago Cubs.

Hickey cited personal reasons for the decision.

"Jim Hickey notified us yesterday of his decision to step down as pitching coach and leave the organization for personal reasons," the Cubs said in a press release. "We thank Jim for his season with the Cubs and his positive impact on our pitchers. Jim has our full support, and we all wish him well."