Mizzou baseball: Coach Tim Jamieson resigns after 22 seasons
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tim Jamieson has resigned as head coach of the Mizzou Baseball team, Mizzou Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades announced Saturday.
"I would like to express my appreciation for all the players and coaches who I have had the honor of working with during my 28 baseball seasons at the University of Missouri," Jamieson said. "I am proud of what they have accomplished in the sport of Baseball but more importantly how positively they have represented the Mizzou Baseball Program as well as the University of Missouri. I am also thankful for the opportunity that I have had to lead this program and for all the great people that I have met along the journey. This is a special place and I wish great success as the program moves in to the future."
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In 22 years as Mizzou's head baseball coach, Jamieson compiled a 698-565-2 overall record and coached eight All-Americans and 10 Freshman All-Americans. He also had 75 players drafted, including four in the first round while guiding Mizzou to 15 30-win seasons and nine NCAA Regional appearances, including seven consecutive from 2003-09. He is a two-time conference coach of the year and his 2006 team was the first ever No. 4 seed to win an NCAA Regional, coming back through the loser's side of the Malibu Regional. Jamieson helped Mizzou to a 1996 Big Eight Championship and the 2012 Big 12 Tournament Championship.
Jamieson has coached Major League Baseball standouts Max Scherzer, Ian Kinsler, Aaron Crow, Kyle Gibson and has seen 10 of his former players make it to the big leagues. He twice coached with USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team, serving as the head coach in 2011.
"Coach Jamieson has been an outstanding leader for Mizzou for more than two decades," Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades said. "We are grateful for his devotion to Mizzou, and more importantly, the tremendous impact he's had on hundreds of young men."
Mizzou administration is exploring the possibility of Jamieson staying on staff at Mizzou in an administrative role. Mizzou will begin a nationwide search for Jamieson's replacement immediately.