Terry Alexander to step down as JU coach after 2013 season

Harry How

The longest tenured coach in school history announced he would step down in a press conference on Wednesday.

The 2013 season will be the last for Jacksonville University baseball coach Terry Alexander, as the school icon announced he would be stepping down at the end of the season.

Alexander, who came to the school as an assistant in 1980 and took over the program in 1991, is the longest serving and most successful coach in Dolphins history.

Despite playing at a small private school without the same budget as many of his competitors, Alexander's teams won six conference tournament titles, made 10 NCAA Tournament apperances and sent 7 players to MLB, most recently Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets.

However, the announcement comes after his worst season at Jacksonville, as the Dolphins went 18-38 and finished in last place in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Nevertheless, Alexander will leave a lasting legacy at the school, most notably in the form of John Sessions Stadium, the school's state-of-the-art baseball facility that he helped raise money for in the early 1990's.

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