Belton (April 25, 2012) -- By mutual agreement, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball coach Derek Dunaway has resigned his position to pursue other career opportunities. Dunaway spent the 2011 season as interim head coach before having the interim tag removed prior to the 2012 campaign. The Cru was 40-37 overall in Dunaway’s two seasons and narrowly missed qualifying for the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament both years.
“We thank Derek for his service to the Cru baseball program and to UMHB athletics,” UMHB Vice-President for Athletics Ben Shipp said. “We wish Derek the best in the future and appreciate his support of all of our programs.”
Prior to taking over as interim head coach, Dunaway spent five seasons as an assistant coach for the Cru baseball program. He worked primarily with the pitching staff and recruiting efforts during that time and coached eight ASC All-West Division pitchers during his tenure as an assistant coach. Dunaway also spent three years as an assistant coach at East Texas Baptist University and served as ETBU’s compliance coordinator in 2005. Dunaway is a 2001 graduate of UMHB and he was a four-year letterman as a starting pitcher for the Cru. He still holds UMHB career records for victories and innings pitched and his career strikeout record stood until 2007.