JU baseball coach resigning after season

Published On: Nov 28 2012 06:23:26 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 28 2012 07:33:06 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

JU baseball coach Terry Alexander has decided to resign at the end of the 2013 season.

Alexander is the winningest coach in Jacksonville University history with a record of 713-590-2. His teams have been to 10 NCAA regional tournaments, six of those appearances have been since 2001.

"We have had a great past and have a great present, but I am very excited about the future of the team," Alexander said. "I have other goals I would like to pursue, and because of what we've built we are leaving our program on very solid ground and the future does look bright."

During his tenure, Alexander coached 26 All-America honorees, more than 100 all-conference selections and helped nearly 75 players get drafted Major League Baseball organizations. Daniel Murphy (2004-06) became the fifth player under Alexander to reach the majors when he played with the New York Mets in 2008.

"I grew up hearing about Terry Alexander at Jacksonville University, " Murphy said. "It has been an absolute honor to not only play for him but to be able to come back and see him and talk to him and I have him coming to my wedding on Saturday, and that speaks more to who Terry Alexander is as a person than being just a baseball coach."

Alexander's team won four Atlantic Sun championships and he has been named Coach of the Year three times.

Alexander and the Dolphins start his final season at home Feb. 15 against Radford.

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