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COCHRAN, Ga.-- (School Release) Craig Young, who for 16 years served as head coach of the Middle Georgia College and then the Middle Georgia State College baseball teams, has resigned from his coaching duties. He will stay on with the college as a faculty member.
"We are very grateful for the many years of dedicated service and the success Coach Young brought to Middle Georgia College. His enthusiasm for the game of baseball and his players was always evident and will be greatly missed," said Athletic Director Charles Mullis. "He's been a great coach and we're pleased he's going to remain with the college continuing to help shape the future of our students."
Young's success in Cochran began just two years after he assumed the helm in 1997, as his 1999 team won the region tournament and he was named region coach of the year. Four of his teams-those in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2009-advanced to play in the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Young graduated from high school in Blairsville, Ga., and played both football and baseball at Georgia Southwestern College. He served as head baseball coach at Elbert County High School in Elberton, and also at Abraham Baldwin College. He took over the program at what was Middle Georgia College in 1997 and has been head coach ever since.
Assistant Coach Chris Howell will serve as interim coach as the college begins a nationwide search for a new head coach.