Archive for Monday, May 20, 2002

Randall resigns as KU’s baseball coach

May 20, 2002


Bobby Randall, who has served the last seven seasons as Kansas University's head baseball coach, has resigned from his position with the program, KU Athletics Director Al Bohl announced Monday. Randall guided Kansas to a 166-214 record during his tenure at KU, including a 22-29 mark this past season.

Bohl commented that Randall represented KU baseball "with the highest standards of dignity and respect over the last seven years. I admire the qualities he lives by and his dedication to helping student-athletes to be successful."

The 53-year-old Randall was hired at Kansas prior to the 1996 season after spending 14 years at Iowa State, including 11 seasons as the Cyclones' head coach. Randall's best season at Kansas was 1997, when the Jayhawks posted a 31-25 record and an eighth-place finish in the Big 12.

In his statement, Randall cited KU's "low winning percentage in the conference" as a reason for his departure. Randall also said the number of losses "has overshadowed all other accomplishments the team has achieved."

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