Long Beach, Calif. – Long Beach State head baseball coach Mike Weathers has announced his retirement from baseball effective at the end of the 2010 season.
“After 18 years at Long Beach State, nine as an assistant and nine as head coach, I feel it is time to step aside and let someone else lead the program,” Weathers said. “I’ve wanted to spend more time with my wife, Charlotte, my daughters and my grandson and this will allow me to do that. I’m anxious to start the next stage of my life and I am excited to continue to watch the Dirtbags compete for championships.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After 39 years as a baseball coach, including 37 years on the Division I collegiate level, Ohio State head baseball coach Bob Todd will end his coaching career at the conclusion of the 2010 season. The 61-year-old Todd informed his team, the defending Big Ten Conference champion and vying for a second consecutive championship, of his decision to resign from his position, and retire from coaching, Wednesday following the game with Louisville.
“I think I’m ready,” said Todd, the winningest coach in Ohio State history with 897 wins. “I always said I wanted a career and not just a job. I think I found that. I still feel good and I love this game because it has been a very enjoyable and prominent part of my life and that of my family, but I have always felt I’d rather leave this game too early than too late.”
On a typical March evening in West Texas, Texas Tech and Lubbock Christian University paid tribute to a man who was anything but.
An individual who single-handedly defined college baseball in the city of Lubbock for over 30 years took his rightful place in both school’s athletics lore. Never again will No. 27 grace the diamonds or dugouts of Texas Tech and Lubbock Christian, instead, that number will hang proudly and should be a source of inspiration for each and every one of us. Continue reading →