Long time Purdue baseball coach steps down

Drew Hanft, Sports Reporter

After eighteen seasons at the helm, longtime Purdue baseball head coach Doug Schreiber has stepped down from the position.   Schreiber compiled a record of 485 wins and 489 losses as the coach of the Boilermakers.  After a season in which the Boilers went 10-44, not much went right for the ball club.  The record would have been worse had Purdue not swept Cal State Northridge during the last series of the year.  However, Schreiber brought stability to the Purdue baseball program and has become the most winningest coach in Boiler history.  The most memorable year during Schreibers tenure was the 2012 season when Purdue had the best record in program history and brought home the regular season Big Ten Championship as well as the Big Ten Tourney Championship.  That team started mostly seniors and sent a number of players to the MLB draft.  Kevin Plawecki, who Schreiber coached, is the most recent to reach the big leagues.

“I am grateful for the opportunity and support Morgan Burke and the administration have provided during my time as head baseball coach,” Schreiber said in a statement. “I am so proud of all the teams and players I have coached over the past 18 years: the teams that established a foundation of winning, the teams that fought hard and were close to greatness, the teams that struggled but never gave up, and certainly the 2012 team that was able to bring home a pair of Big Ten championships. That was a special year, and I remain driven to succeed on that level” said Schreiber in his last statement as the Purdue coachimage.

 

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