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Baseball coach relieved of duties

TTU head baseball coach Justin Holmes was relieved of his duties Wednesday afternoon according to information released by TTU Sports Information.


Director of Athletics Mark Wilson said the decision was due to conduct that is “inconsistent with the expectations and standards Tennessee Tech has for all head coaches.”


The search for a new head coach began immediately and Mitchell Wright, assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, has been named acting head coach.


Holmes spent four years at Tech as an assistant coach beginning in August of 2014 and was promoted to head coach on June 21, 2018.


Wright played baseball at University of West Alabama and Calhoun Community College. He worked as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He joined the Tech baseball staff for the 2018 season.


The Tech baseball season begins February with the first game against Western Illinois University.