“I have accepted Jedd’s resignation and would like to express appreciation for his service to the College and its student-athletes for the last decade,” said Orr. “Jedd has been a respected member of the SMC community and embodies the values of the College and its LaSallian traditions. I wish him and his family nothing but the best.”
Soto served as the Gaels’ head coach for 10 seasons and his 209 career victories is the second most in program history. During his tenure, Soto has had 21 student-athletes honored as all-West Coast Conference selections and 18 on academic all-WCC honor teams. Over the last seven seasons, Saint Mary’s has had 22 players selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, including four in 2013.
“I have enjoyed my 10 years at Saint Mary’s College and cherish the coaches, students, faculty and Brothers I was so privileged to work with,” said Soto. “It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning due to unforeseen circumstances this spring.
“It has been a blessing to be associated with students and student-athletes that make SMC such a wonderful college. I am especially grateful to have worked where everyone commits so passionately to making the student experience a meaningful one. My family and I cherished our time spent in Moraga and will be Gael fans for life.”
Saint Mary’s will immediately conduct a national search for a head baseball coach.