Steve Sarkisian and wife in process of divorce

Steve Sarkisian and wife in process of divorce
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian oversees the Trojans offense before the annual spring game at the Coliseum on April 11. (Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times)

USC football Coach Steve Sarkisian and his wife Stephanie are in the process of getting a divorce, a school official confirmed.

Conquest Chronicles/SB NationĀ first reported the split.

"It is our desire to protect the privacy of our children and each other," Sarkisian said in a statement that was provided to the website by his management representatives. "Our goal is to raise our children in a joint, cooperative style as caring and loving parents. Thank you for respecting our family's privacy. We will have no further comment."

The couple has two daughters and a son.