Gaspard resigns as head baseball coachBy CW Staff | 05/31/2016 5:13pm
On Monday, Alabama Director of Athletics, Bill Battle, announced the resignation of head baseball coach, Mitch Gaspard. The baseball team finished with a 234-193 overall record in Gaspard's seven seasons as the head coach.
Gaspard notified Battle of his decision to resign, at the conclusion of the season, on Friday.
"In seven seasons as our head coach, Mitch always represented us with class," Battle said in a release from the University. "He always fielded highly competitive teams and always conducted our program the right way. He has always been guided by the right principles, the kind of values you seek in a head coach and mentor of young people."
Gaspard currently owns the 10th best winning percentage (.548) among all UA baseball coaches.
"I am thankful to so many people who made the opportunities that I have had possible," Gaspard said in a release. "My family has been so incredibly devoted to me and my career, and I am looking forward to being able to spend more quality time with my wife and daughters as we embark on the next chapter of our life together."
Even though his time with Alabama has ended, Gaspard remains supportive of the program and thinks his replacement will be able to recruit at a high level.
"One of the special things about sports is the family bond you can develop over the course of your career," Gaspard said. "That has definitely been the case in my life, and will continue to be so. To our Alabama baseball family - our players and their families; our coaches and their families; and to all our fans and boosters who faithfully support the Crimson Tide, I want to express my undying gratitude for the privilege of leading your program."