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Maloney out as U-M baseball coach

5/22/2012

Michigan is looking for a new baseball coach.

After 10 seasons in charge, Rich Maloney and Michigan "mutually agreed" Tuesday that it was time for the program to go in a different direction.

"Rich had several significant accomplishments during his Michigan career, but we agreed a coaching change at this time was in the best interest of the program,” Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said in a statement. “We appreciate Rich’s contributions and wish him well as he transitions to his next career endeavor.”

Maloney led Michigan to eight winning seasons and a 341-244 record over his time at the school. However, the Wolverines finished their second straight losing season last weekend, finishing with a 22-34 record.

Maloney took Michigan to four NCAA tournaments and was named the 2007 and 2008 Big Ten coach of the year. He also helped with getting the school's baseball stadium, Ray Fisher Stadium, renovated.

"I would like to thank all of the baseball alumni and donors that played an integral role in the stadium project,” Maloney said in a statement “This is one of the top highlights on my list of Michigan memories and I appreciate their commitment to Michigan baseball.”