Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson is stepping down, Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com reports. He went 697-565 after taking over as head coach in 1994. The Tigers went 26-30 this season and failed to make the NCAA tournament.
In Jamieson’s career, he had 14 30-win seasons and led his team to eight NCAA tournament appearances in 10 seasons.
“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 in a statement released by the university. “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.”
Missouri said in its statement it is exploring keeping him in Columbia in an administrative role.
His 2015 team was particularly memorable. After being predicted to finish in last place, the team finished third in the SEC East. The team though still failed to qualify for the tournament. Missouri’s last tournament appearance came in 2012 while the Tigers were still in the Big 12. And they had to win the conference tournament then.
Among Jamieson’s notable alumni is current MLB All Star Max Scherzer.