Eastern Michigan Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced today that Jay Alexander will not be back as the school's head baseball coach.
"I want to thank Coach Alexander for his leadership of our baseball program and the many contributions he made to the University, our community and specifically our student athletes over the past six years. However, we feel it is time to go in a new direction for the baseball program."
-Heather Lyke (press released statement)
Since 2009, the Eagles have made an appearance in the Mid-American Conference tournament in all but his past two seasons. As head coach at EMU, Alexander has an overall record of 159-182 and 74-88 against the MAC. His best season was in 2011 when his team went 37-22 (16-11 MAC). Before coming to EMU, he was the head coach at Wayne State University for six years, winning the GLIAC tournament in 2005, and was an NCAA Regional Qualifier.
Lyke and her staff is ready to conduct a national search for the next head coach of EMU's baseball team.