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Richmond’s Mark McQueen resigns

MattZielinskiRichmond_thumb.jpg NBC12 in Richmond reported on May 20th, that McQueen and a student-athlete got into an altercation in the dugout. The report doesn’t state if it became physical or not. McQueen and assistant coach Tag Montague were suspended for the season ending series against Charlotte. The full report from the news station is available here.

A Richmond spokesman stated to CBD that Charlie Goens will be the acting head coach until a new one is hired and Tag Montague will still be an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator.

Full Press Release is below.

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – University of Richmond Director of Athletics Keith Gill announced today the resignation of Spider head baseball coach Mark McQueen.

“I would like to thank Coach McQueen for his 19 years of service as head coach and assistant at the University of Richmond,” Gill said. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

McQueen was 156–161-4 in six years as head coach. The Spiders improved their win total in each of McQueen’s six seasons as head coach, and reached the Atlantic 10 championship game in 2011 and 2012. Richmond was one of only two teams in the conference to make the A-10 tournament each of the past three years. The team’s highest regular season finish in the A-10 was fifth in 2011.

“I’d like to thank the University of Richmond for 19 rewarding seasons as an assistant and head coach,” McQueen said. “I am very proud to be a part of the great Spider baseball tradition, but feel it’s time to pursue other professional challenges. I want to thank all of my former players, coaches and the Spider community who have made my time at Richmond memorable.”

As head coach, McQueen saw 18 student-athletes earn All-Atlantic 10 honors, including two A-10 Rookies of the Year, four Freshman All-Americans and four All-Region standouts. Eight Spiders were selected in the major league baseball player draft.

McQueen also served six years as pitching coach at VCU in between his two stints with the Spiders, giving him 25 consecutive years of collegiate baseball coaching in the city of Richmond.

A national search is underway for Richmond’s eighth head coach in 100 years of intercollegiate baseball.

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