Stockton, Calif. – Director of Athletics Ted Leland has announced today that coach Ed Sprague has resigned his position as the head of the Pacific baseball program. Sprague’s decision to step down is effective immediately and a nationwide search for his replacement will begin as soon as possible.
“We are thankful for everything coach Sprague has done for the program and the institution.” said Leland. “He has done a great job building the infrastructure of the program and we wish him well.”
“I’d like to thank the entire community, alumni, current players and coaches for all of their support and commitment to Pacific Baseball these last 12 years,” said Sprague. “Although I’m looking forward to exciting new opportunities in my life, I am confident in the future success of this program and I’m proud to leave Pacific a better place.”
Sprague came to Pacific in 2004 as the 16th coach of the Pacific baseball program. His biggest accomplishment at Pacific has been spearheading the campaign to build an on-campus home field. That vision became a reality on Oct. 15, 2004, as the Tigers officially broke ground on Klein Family Field, the Tigers’ current on-campus stadium. The stadium officially became the new home of the Pacific Tigers on April 18, 2006.
During his tenure, 21 of his players have been selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, with multiple players currently active in the professional ranks. He guided Pacific to one of the best seasons in program history in 2010, finishing with a 31-23 overall record that included a new program record of 31 victories over Division I opponents.
The Tigers finished the 2015 season 14-37 overall and in ninth place in the West Coast Conference. In 12 seasons at the helm of the Tigers, Sprague finished with a 250-406 record.