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UC-Riverside Doug Smith Retires

UC-RiversideSchedulePhotoRiverside—UC Riverside Baseball Coach Doug Smith announced today that he is retiring after nearly 40 years with the program including the last 10 as the team’s head coach. Highlanders Pitching Coach Bobby Applegate has been named the team’s interim head coach, and a national search for Coach Smith’s fulltime replacement will begin immediately.

“I’ve been honored and privileged to be a part of UC Riverside and the Highlanders baseball program for 36 years,” said Smith, “and during that time I have been fortunate to be surrounded by great mentors, great peers, and great student-athletes. I have been a very lucky man. I look forward to continuing my relationship with UC Riverside Athletics, this time as a fan and supporter.” Continue reading

Rocky Ward Era Ends At New Mexico State

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rockyward2010LAS CRUCES, N.M. –
 New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston announced Tuesday, May 27, that the NM State Athletics Department has terminated the contract of head baseball coach Rocky Ward, effective immediately. Ward served as NM State’s head baseball coach for 16 seasons (1997-00 & 2003-14) tallying a 455-458-2overall record. He also served as an assistant coach for the Aggies in 2001 & 2002.

“We thank Coach Ward for his contributions and support in serving our baseball program over the past 18 years,” Boston said.

NM State will conduct a national search to replace Coach Ward.

Tulane’s Rick Jones Retires

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RickJonesNEW ORLEANS – Tulane baseball head coach Rick Jones, who led the Green Wave baseball program to 12 NCAA appearances and 818 victories over the last 21 years and became one of the most decorated collegiate baseball coaches in the sport, announced his retirement today from the coaching ranks, effective immediately.

“In making this announcement, Tulane is losing one of its coaching icons today,” Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson said. “The standard created by Rick Jones over the last 21 years is exemplary and stands tall not only for Tulane but all of college baseball.” Continue reading

Eastern Michigan’s Jay Alexander out as Head Coach

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Jay Alexander of Eastern Michigan
Jay Alexander of Eastern Michigan

YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — Eastern Michigan University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Heather Lyke announced today, May 21, that Head Baseball Coach Jay Alexander will not be renewed for the 2015 season.

Alexander spent six seasons at the helm of Eastern Michigan’s baseball program finishing with a 159-182 overall record and a 74-88 mark in Mid-American Conference play.

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South Florida Head Coach Lelo Prado moves to Athletic Administration

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LeloPradoUSFTAMPA,FL – University of South Florida Director of Athletics Mark Harlan announced today that Head Baseball Coach Lelo Prado has accepted the position of associate director of athletics for administration and external services. Prado will join the USF Athletics Department senior administrative staff following the conclusion of the current baseball season. A national search for a new head baseball coach will begin immediately. Continue reading