Head Mizzou Baseball Coach Tim Jamieson resigns
COLUMBIA – Mizzou Baseball will have to find a new head coach after Tim Jamieson’s resignation.
According to the Mizzou Athletics website, Jamieson has coached eight All-Americans and 10 Freshman All-Americans. During Jamieson’s time as head baseball coach, he led the team to the 1996 Big Eight Championship and the 2012 Big 12 Tournament Championship. Ten of Jamieson’s former players have made it to the big leagues. In 2011, Jamieson was the USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team head coach.
"I would like to express my appreciation for all the players and coaches who I have had the honor of working with during my 28 baseball seasons at the University of Missouri," Jamieson said. "I am proud of what they have accomplished in the sport of Baseball but more importantly how positively they have represented the Mizzou Baseball Program as well as the University of Missouri. I am also thankful for the opportunity that I have had to lead this program and for all the great people that I have met along the journey. This is a special place and I wish great success as the program moves in to the future."
MU Athletic Director Mack Rhoades applauded Jamieson for his 22 years as the head baseball coach.
"Coach Jamieson has been an outstanding leader for Mizzou for more than two decades," Rhoades said. "We are grateful for his devotion to Mizzou, and more importantly, the tremendous impact he's had on hundreds of young men."
Jamieson may stay at MU in an administrative role.
KOMU 8 Sports' Chris Gerivino wrote on Twitter that Tony Vitello could possibly replace Jamieson.
A possible candidate with Missouri ties to replace Jamieson would be Tony Vitello, former Missouri player and assistant coach— Chris Gervino (@KOMUChrisG) June 11, 2016
Vitello has been assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at TCU and now Arkansas. Both schools have done well on national level— Chris Gervino (@KOMUChrisG) June 11, 2016
[Editor's note: This article has been updated to include the most recent information.]