ULM dismisses baseball coach Jeff Schexnaider

MONROE, LA (TheAdvertiser.com) - ULM coach Jeff Schexnaider has been relieved of his duties after more than eight years as the Warhawks head baseball coach.

Athletic director Brian Wickstrom notified Schexnaider Thursday morning of the decision after the team started this year 8-17 and 1-5 in Sun Belt Conference games.

"This is about college athletics, about the student athletes, and I said that when I was hired here by (President Nick) Bruno that my job was to come in and evaluate the programs and make changes and do the things to enhance the facilities, enhance the budget and enhance the student athlete experience," Wickstrom said. "I just think that we need to go in a different direction to live up to the promise that we gave these players when they signed their letters of intent and when they came here to play college baseball at ULM."