Middle Tennessee Director of Athletics Chris Massaro announced Monday that Jim McGuire's contract will not be renewed as head baseball coach. McGuire's contract expires June 30, 2018.
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In making the announcement, Massaro indicated a national search for McGuire's replacement will begin immediately.
"I want to thank Coach McGuire for his commitment and dedication to our baseball program the past 26 years as an assistant and head coach," said Massaro. "We are very appreciative of Jim and his staff for the work they have done to help our student-athletes both academically and athletically.
"After careful consideration and an ongoing evaluation of the program, we have decided to make a change. We wish him the best."
McGuire, who was an assistant at MT from 1992 to 2012, took over as head coach on Aug. 9, 2012. He compiled an overall record of 162-175-1 with a 74-104-1 mark in conference play in his six seasons at the helm. The Raiders concluded the 2018 season with a 27-27-1 overall record (12-17-1 in C-USA).