COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech Director of Athletics Mark Wilson relieved Justin Holmes of his duties as the head baseball coach on Wednesday afternoon.
Wilson made this statement: “Justin Holmes has been relieved of his duties due to conduct that is inconsistent with the expectations and standards Tennessee Tech has for all head coaches.”
Assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Mitchell Wright has been named the acting head coach, while a national search for the next head coach will begin immediately.
Holmes had just finished his first season at the helm, finishing 22-32, 9-21 in the Ohio Valley Conference. He also spent four years at Tech as an assistant under Matt Bragga, helping guide the team to its first NCAA Super Regional appearance.
UPDATE (10/24/19, 9:30 a.m.): With the threat of inclement weather this weekend, the Tennessee Tech baseball team's Home Run Derby fundraiser has been postponed.
From Tech head baseball coach Justin Holmes: "With expected inclement weather this weekend and concerns of lightning and water accumulation of more than two inches, the Tennessee Tech Baseball Home Run Derby has been postponed to the weekend of November 1 or 2. Hoping to capitalize on the best weather day, the team will make an announcement by Wednesday, Oct. 30, as to whether the event will be late Friday afternoon or mid-day Saturday. We look forward to seeing everyone next weekend."
Updates will be provided on TTUsports.com and the team's social media accounts, including its Twitter feed -- @TNTech_Baseball.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Tech baseball team will host its second annual fall Alumni Day Saturday, Oct. 19 when the Golden Eagles play host to Dyersburg State Community College in exhibition fall play at Quillen Field/Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex. First pitch for the contest is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CT.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Off the heels of a breakout sophomore campaign, Tennessee Tech first baseman Jason Hinchman was honored as the NCAA’s Division I statistical champion for home runs per game, the team’s second-straight year with a national statistical leader.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the first season of the Justin Holmes era officially over, the Tennessee Tech baseball team has announced the addition of several new players for the future of Tennessee Tech baseball, the 2019 signing class.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Recently, the blog Stadium Journey ranked what it considered to be its top 25 college baseball stadium rankings and Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex cracked the list’s top five, tying for fourth in the list.
The site visited all of the NCAA Division I college baseball stadiums to compile its rankings and compiled its results using what it calls its FANFARE system – food and beverage, atmosphere, neighborhood, fans, access, return on investment and extras.
Clemson’s Doug Kingsmore Stadium took the top spot, followed by LSU’s Alex Box Stadium, Florida State’s Dick Howser Stadium, and South Carolina’s Founder’s Park and Tech’s Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex tying for fourth.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team had its historic, record-breaking 2018 campaign recognized by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. The organization named the Golden Eagles the 2018 Amateur Team of the Year at its annual induction banquet fundraiser in Nashville.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech baseball departing senior Kevin Strohschein continued to build on his legacy, receiving two more national honors to add to his heft collection. The outfielder was named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-America Team as well as the inaugural College Baseball Foundation All-American Second Team.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – More national recognition for Tennessee Tech senior Kevin Strohschein continues to roll in, as the Golden Eagle outfielder took home All-American Third Team honors from D1Baseball.com Thursday.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – There was more postseason recognition to be had for two members of the Tennessee Tech baseball team Wednesday afternoon, as departing senior Kevin Strohschein and freshman John Dyer each claimed honors to add to their already impressive resumes.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time in as many weeks, Tennessee Tech designated hitter John Dyer was honored on the national stage, claiming Freshman All-American First Team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Monday afternoon. The Freshman All-American team is voted upon by the membership of the NCBWA.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The accolades continue to pile up for departing senior slugger Kevin Strohschein, as the Tennessee Tech star outfielder picked up his second national honor Monday afternoon. The McDonough, Ga. native was selected to the Baseball America 2019 College All-American Third Team.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – How does one tell the story of one of the best baseball players in the history of the Ohio Valley Conference? A story about a career highly decorated and full of legendary moments that will live on as part of the best highlights of Tennessee Tech athletics history? A story that is still only beginning?
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the 10th time in the past 12 years, the Tennessee Tech baseball team saw one of its own take the next step in their career by earning a selection in the MLB Draft. Just a year after seeing an Ohio Valley Conference-record eight of his teammates selected to begin their professional careers, All-American Kevin Strohschein joined the group among the ranks to hear his name called in the draft.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Following a highly impressive first campaign for the Tennessee Tech baseball team, John Dyer joined an elite group of Golden Eagle ball players Wednesday, earning Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American honors.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Another piece of Tennessee Tech baseball history has been rewritten by departing senior Kevin Strohschein. The outfielder was named to the NCAA Division I All-American First Team by Collegiate Baseball Thursday morning, becoming the first player in program history to earn All-American honors in three separate seasons.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced its annual postseason awards for baseball Tuesday afternoon, and, fittingly, a certain Tennessee Tech outfielder made even more league history in the process.
MARTIN, Tenn. – An early lead couldn’t hold up for the Tennessee Tech baseball team Friday evening, as the Golden Eagles fell to in-state and Ohio Valley Conference rival UT Martin by a final score of 7-5 at Skyhawk Field.
MARTIN, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball struggled to get runners across the plate Thursday evening, falling to in-state and Ohio Valley Conference rival UT Martin at Skyhawk Field by a final score of 6-2.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team will close out the 2019 regular season with a crucial, three-game Ohio Valley Conference series at UT Martin this weekend, beginning with a 6 p.m. CT tilt Thursday evening.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – An early lead just wasn’t enough for the Tennessee Tech baseball team to pull off an upset of No. 23 nationally ranked Tennessee Tuesday evening, as the Golden Eagles fell at Lindsey Nelson Stadium to the Volunteers in a high-scoring affair, 15-10.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team closes out the non-conference slate of the 2019 campaign with a trip east down I-40 for a match-up with in-state rival Tennessee Tuesday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. CT with the contest available both on SEC Network + and on 106.1 The Eagle for fans to follow.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Tech baseball senior Andrew O'Dwyer hauled in his first career Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week honors Monday afternoon, fresh off the best outing of his two-year Golden Eagle career.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team closed out its final contest at Quillen Field and Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon, earning a series win thanks to a thrilling, 8-7, walk-off victory over Morehead State.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team will play its final home games of the 2019 campaign this weekend, playing host to Ohio Valley Conference foe Morehead State in a three-game series at Quillen Field and Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Due to forecasted inclement weather, the scheduled baseball series between Tennessee Tech and Morehead State this weekend has been changed. The two Ohio Valley Conference rivals will play a doubleheader on Friday, May 10 beginning with a 1:00 p.m. CT first pitch for game one.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Four hours of extra-inning baseball, featuring two late rallies by the home team went to Tennessee Tech Tuesday evening, as the Golden Eagles fought and clawed their way to a 10-9 victory over in-state rival Middle Tennessee.