MUNCIE, Ind. - Ball State University announced head baseball coach Alex Marconi resigned his position, according to Ball State director of intercollegiate athletics Bill Scholl. A national search for a new coach will begin immediately.
"We are very appreciative of Coach Marconi's seven years of service to Ball State as an assistant coach and a head coach," Scholl says. "We wish Coach Marconi well in his future plans."
Marconi, who was an assistant coach at Ball State from 2006-10, was named the ninth head coach in Ball State history July 27, 2010. He has managed a 29-71 overall record and a 20-33 mark in Mid-American Conference play in his two seasons at the helm of the Cardinals. Ball State posted a 15-35 record in 2011 to finish sixth in the MAC West, while recording a 14-36 record this past season and placing fifth in the division.
Prior to his five years as an assistant coach at Ball State, Marconi spent the 2005 season as an assistant coach at North Carolina. He was a four-year letterwinner at Kent State and was drafted in the 27th round of the 2000 MLB Draft.