published Monday, May 23rd, 2011

UT fires baseball coach

University of Tennessee baseball coach Todd Raleigh
University of Tennessee baseball coach Todd Raleigh

KNOXVILLE – Following four underwhelming years, Tennessee fired baseball coach Todd Raleigh on Monday afternoon.

The Volunteers didn’t qualify for the eight-team Southeastern Conference tournament in any of Raleigh’s seasons. He went 108-113 overall and 42-78 in the SEC after being hired from Western Carolina in 2008.

“We feel our baseball program, unfortunately, has not made the progress on the field that it should have over the last four years,” UT athletic director Mike Hamilton said in a university release.

“We believe a change in leadership is necessary in order to move the program forward. We appreciate Todd’s efforts and wish him the best in all future endeavors.”

UT will pay a buyout of $331,657.33 over the next 12 months, a sum that includes the base salary from the final year of Raleigh’s contract and additional money from broadcast and shoe apparel fees.

For more on this story, read Tuesday’s Times Free Press.

about Patrick Brown...

Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...

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