Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Gene Stephenson Out at Wichita State
06/04/2013

Gene Stephenson is out as the coach of the Wichita State Shockers baseball team.

The coach made the announcement while fighting back tears Tuesday afternoon. He said he and most of the coaching staff had been let go. Pitching coach Brent Kemnitz is remaining on staff for another year.

Stephenson said the process wasn't handled properly, but that it wasn't his decision. He hopes to coach again somewhere else.

After the announcement, Wichita State issued the following news release:

 

Head Baseball Coach Gene Stephenson’s contract has been terminated, Director of Athletics Eric Sexton announced today.


“We have reached a decision to go a different direction with the leadership of our baseball program,” Sexton said. “Following an evaluation of the program as a whole and a presentation of the options, the decision became clear that this is the proper time to move into a new phase of Shocker Baseball.


“We thank Coach Stephenson for his years of service and the efforts he has made in his life’s work building this program from the beginning.”


Stephenson recently completed his 36th season as head coach at Wichita State after two losses in the 2013 Manhattan Regional, the first tournament appearance for WSU since 2009.


His overall accomplishments also include the 1989 National Championship, seven College World Series appearances,20 Missouri Valley Conference regular-season titles, 18 MVC Tournament titles and 54 All-Americans.


Stephenson won more games in 36 years than any other Division I program, and he has a career record of 1,837-675-3 (.731). He currently sits in second place in number of career Division I victories.


“Brent Kemnitz will assume day to day responsibilities and operations of the baseball program,” Sexton said. “Negotiations have begun to extend Brent's contract (which already runs through 2014) to remain on staff, and be a part of Shocker Baseball moving forward. He has removed himself as a candidate for the Head Coaching position.


“We will begin a national search immediately to name the next Head Coach at Wichita State.”

© KAKE News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Arrest Made In Death After Altercation At National Beef
Huge Demethanizer Transport Making It's Way Through Liberal
480 Board Announces Names for New Schools
U.S. Energy Secretary Lauds Abengoa in Hugoton
Hugoton One of Three Innovative School Districts in Kansas
Friday's Scores
Skins Tame Lions in District Opener
Fearless Four Overcomes Elements to Make State  
Guymon to Host Tri-State Area Museums with Michael Martin Murphey & Comedy Duo Oct. 25
Fundraisers Scheduled For United Way
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Trick or Treat For United Way This Weekend
Guymon to Host Tri-State Area Museums with Michael Martin Murphey & Comedy Duo Oct. 25
Walk To End Alzheimer's This Saturday
Hutch Continues their Conference Dominance in Volleyball
Four LHS Girls Compete at State
Great Bend Dampens Liberal's WAC Title Hopes
480 Board Announces Names for New Schools
Saints Squeeze Past Dodge
Advance Voting Begins in Seward County
Aggies Grind Out Fifth Victory
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group