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UC parting ways with baseball coach


University of Cincinnati has let their baseball coach go.

According to a news release sent out on Thursday, Brian Cleary has been relieved of his duties as the head baseball coach at the University of Cincinnati.

A national search for a successor will begin immediately.

Cleary will coach the team this weekend as the Bearcats close out the 2013 season against Notre Dame at Marge Schott Stadium.

"Coach Cleary has been a great representative on many fronts for many years.  He has been a tremendous ambassador for the University and the athletic department, however, we feel it is time to take the program in a new direction," said Babcock. "It is never an easy decision to make a change, especially for a coach with the character and integrity of Coach Cleary, but in the end I felt that the program has not achieved at the level on the field we expect."

This season, Cleary is 22-31 (.415) overall and 4-17 (.190) in the BIG EAST Conference, with a seventeen-year career record of 434-528-1 (.451) and a team grade point average of 3.2 this spring.

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