Saturday, May 17, 2008

Slater resigns

This just minutes ago from Auburn University athletics media relations:


AUBURN-Tom Slater has resigned as head coach of the Auburn baseball program, Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs announced Saturday.

“Jay and I met this morning, and we mutually agreed that there is going to be a change,” Slater said. “I’d like to thank Jay Jacobs, Dr. Ed Richardson and Auburn University for the wonderful opportunity I was given to be the head coach.”

In four seasons as head coach, Slater had an overall record of 115-113 and a Southeastern Conference record of 43-77. This season, Auburn was 28-28 and 11-19 in the SEC.

A Richmond, Va., native, Slater also served as an assistantcoach at Auburn from 1995-2000. He was named head coach at Auburn on June 29, 2004.

“We appreciate Tom’s efforts and the hard work and dedication of he and his staff over the last four years,” Jacobs said. “We wish Tom, his staff and their families the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

A search for a replacement will begin immediately. More to come in Sunday's Anniston Star.

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