Murray Resigns As Head Baseball CoachJune 17, 2008
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – After four years of service as the baseball coach at Charleston Southern, Jason Murray announced his resignation, Monday. According to Athletics Director Hank Small, a national search for Murray's replacement is underway.
"We are trying to get the best coach that we can for this program," said Small. "We have already taken a number of measures to better support the team, and we are committed to finding a coach who can help make us more competitive in the Big South Conference."
During his tenure, Murray has coached six All-Big South selections, including first-team designated hitter, Derek Smith in 2008. Murray also guided Smith to All-Ping!, All-Freshman second team honors, and had three players (Smith, Steve Antolik and Taylor Black) earn Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors.
“I appreciate the opportunity that was given to me by Charleston Southern to be the head baseball coach for the past four seasons,” said Murray. “I wish nothing by the best for this program and the University. My hope is that the program keeps moving forward as all of the coaches, players and alumni have poured their hearts into this program. There are so many people to be thankful for and I just want to say ‘Thank you’ to everyone who helped make this program a better situation for the future.”
Murray saw the single-season hits record fall in 2006 as Justin Fyle tallied 80 hits. Fyle just missed the single-season record for runs in the same season, sitting at second all-time with 48. Murray also directed the fall of the single-season record for saves (eight by Payton Tweddale). The career records for hits, innings pitched, pitching appearances and saves were all broken under Murray’s watch.
He leaves CSU with a combined 82-136 record, the fourth-highest win total in the program’s history.