BALTIMORE — Liberty Union baseball coach Jared Stewart has resigned after four seasons.
The Lions were 14-9 in 2012 but lost their first-round Division III tournament game to Centerburg. Stewart’s career record was 59-46.
Stewart resigned because he received a full-time teaching job in the Amanda-Clearcreek district and did not think it would be possible to keep both positions, he said. The length of the school day and the distance between the two schools would not have made it possible for him to do both, he said.
“It didn’t have anything to do with wanting to leave,” Stewart said. “I had to look out for my family first.”
Stewart said he reached out to the Aces’ current coach, Derek Dibling, to see if he had any interest in bringing Stewart onto his staff.
“I’m a baseball guy,” Stewart said. “It’s in the blood, it’s in my family. I’ll be back on a diamond some day.”
He added leaving Liberty Union was bittersweet because of some of the success he had there and how the program was building.