NEWBERRY, S.C. – The Newberry College athletic department announced today the resignation of head baseball coach Tim Medlin.
In 17 years as Newberry’s skipper, Medlin holds a win-loss record of 389-458-1, a .459 winning percentage. Since becoming a full member of the South Atlantic Conference in 1997-98, Newberry has managed to a 67-115 record in the league (.368) and 191-295 (.393) overall, with only one winning season out of eight years in conference play. In 1999, Newberry finished fourth in the league standings and won the college’s only SAC tournament championship.
“I appreciate Tim’s hard work and his dedication to Newberry College,” said Newberry College Director of Athletics Andy Carter. “He has definitely put a lot of time and effort into the baseball program and caring for the athletic fields. Despite the lack of a successful record in recent years, Tim has had a hand in developing many young men into productive citizens. Newberry College is grateful for Tim’s leadership in this area.
“That being said, it is time for a change in the direction. We need a breath of fresh air. It is my desire that this program climb the ladder to the top of the South Atlantic Conference, and the Southeast Region. With construction beginning on a new baseball facility, it is time for us to raise the level of expectation for this program.”
A search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
### TRANSACTION: Tim Medlin resigns as Newberry College head baseball coach. ###