Texas-San Antonio announced Friday that head coach Sherman Corbett has resigned after 12 seasons. He will be retained within the athletic department in a new administrative capacity.
The Roadrunners went 353-329 in Corbett's tenure, winning a pair of regular-season Southland Conference titles and making one trip to regionals in 2005—the second NCAA tournament appearance in program history.
But UTSA fell upon hard times this year, going 22-32 overall and 11-21 in the conference to finish in last place.
"I want to thank Sherman for his 12 years of hard work, dedication and service to the UTSA baseball program," athletics director Lynn Hickey said in a release. "He won three championships and took us to the NCAA Tournament during his time here, but he told me he thought it was time to consider making the move to an administrative position and allow the program to have new leadership and direction."
Associate head coach Jason Marshall will serve as interim head coach, and a national search for a permanent replacement will begin immediately. Marshall figures to be a candidate for the job.
"I want to thank the coaches who have been a part of my staff the past 12 years, especially Jason Marshall, who has been with me for all of these years," Corbett said in the release. "He is a dedicated man of integrity and a great coach that held me accountable to my beliefs and made me a better coach."
Former Baylor assistant Mitch Thompson, BA's 2006 Assistant Coach of the Year, would be an intriguing candidate for the UTSA job. Or the Roadrunners could try to lure away another top assistant at one of the Lone Star State powers, like Rice's Mike Taylor, Baylor's Steve Johnigan, Texas Christian's Randy Mazey, Texas A&M's Andy Sawyers, Texas' Skip Johnson or Tommy Harmon, or Texas Tech's Tim Tadlock if he doesn't get the head job in Lubbock. Maybe former UTSA coach Dan Spencer would consider the UTSA job. It's unclear how attractive the job would be for an assistant at one of the state's major programs, but David Pierce left Rice for a Southland Conference head job just last year, and he's experienced instant success at Sam Houston State.
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