PALATINE HILL -- Lewis & Clark head coach Tom Flynn has resigned from his position as head coach of the Pioneers baseball program.
Flynn, whose resignation is effective on June 30, intends to focus on his growing youth camps in the Portland area and seek opportunities outside of collegiate coaching. Lewis & Clark Director of Physical Education and Athletics Shana Levine says the search for Flynn's replacement will begin immediately.
"We are appreciative of Coach Flynn's commitment to the baseball program and the student-athletes," said Levine. "We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."
Flynn was hired in 2010 as the program's 10th head coach in history and led his teams to win improvements in five of his first six seasons. The Pios finished 7-31 overall last year.
Lewis & Clark's baseball program is a six-time conference champion, tied for the fourth-most of any team since 1981 in the nine-team conference. Prior to the 2016 season, alumni of the baseball program led the charge to establish the Jerry Gatto Endowment, which will directly support the travel, facility and operations needs of the baseball program at Lewis & Clark.
Of the 11 student-athletes who played in the most games last season, six position players were juniors or younger and are scheduled to be back next season. All six pitchers who made the most appearances in 2017 are expected to return as well.