Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson steps down
Jamieson made nine NCAA regionals with Mizzou, including seven straight from 2003–09.
Jun. 11, 2016
Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson resigned Saturday morning after 22 years, per a release by Mizzou Athletics.
The Columbia native and Rock Bridge High School graduate had been unsuccessful in attempts to reach an NCAA regional since Missouri joined the Southeastern Conference four years ago. In the last four years, Mizzou has gone 93–123 overall and 40–79 in the SEC.
"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 in the release. "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.”
Jamieson made nine NCAA regionals with Mizzou, including seven straight from 2003–2009. He also had 75 players drafted, and has coached MLB standouts Max Scherzer, Ian Kinsler, Aaron Crow, Kyle Gibson and has seen 10 of his former players make it to the big leagues.
One player Jamieson helped develop is shortstop Ryan Howard, who was drafted Friday by the San Francisco Giants. The rising senior said that he texted Jamieson on Saturday morning and thanked him.
“I’ve got nothing but great things to say about Coach J,” Howard said. “He’s been unbelievable to me since day one that I was there. He always had faith in me … He would always take the time to talk to me.”
Athletics director Mack Rhoades said in the release that Jamieson has been an outstanding leader for Mizzou and that he could be placed in an administrative role with Mizzou Athletics. Rhoades also said the search for a new coach will begin immediately. This is the third head coaching vacancy in the SEC thus far.
“I am 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,” Jamieson said. “This is a special place and I wish great success as the program moves into the future."
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