Louisville head coach Dan McDonnell has been suspended for three games according to a press release from Louisville Media Relations. McDonnell was ejected from Saturday’s Big East elimination game against St. John’s after a confrontation with an umpire.
“It’s my job as head coach to set the standard for excellence in everything we do in our program,” said McDonnell. “I let the emotion of the situation get the best of me, and for that, I apologize to everyone in the Louisville baseball family. Competition brings out the very best and the very worst in people. I wish I would’ve handled the situation differently, but I will learn from this. I will do everything in my power to prepare this team so that we can continue playing great baseball.”
“Dan has accepted responsibility for the matter and is truly apologetic,” said Tom Jurich, U of L Vice-President and Director of Athletics. “He has done a terrific job guiding our baseball program and in this one extremely rare situation, I know he regrets the incident. His focus now is on preparing our team for the weekend.”
The Cardinals will open up Regional play on Friday as they face off against St. Louis. The other two teams in the Regional are Vanderbilt and Illinois State.