WINCHESTER, Va. (June 8, 2008)- Shenandoah University Head Baseball Coach Kevin Anderson announced Monday that assistant coach Kirk Renegar has resigned.
Renegar has been with the program for the past four years, including the past two as Anderson’s full-time assistant and recruiting coordinator.
The Stuart, Virginia native, who earned his Master’s Degree at Shenandoah in 2006, is leaving to become the head baseball coach at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee.
“Kirk has done a great job for me the past five years in helping me and the rest of the staff get this program back on its feet,” Anderson said.
“He has been a tireless recruiter, has done a super job with our kids off the field mentoring them academically and was a first-rate on-field coach.
“I am sure he is going to do a great job with his high school position.”
Renegar, who arrived just after Anderson completed his first season in Winchester, helped the Hornets to 95 wins in the past four seasons. The roster increased in size from 18 to more than 50 and the team GPA improved by more than one full-point.
This past year, a program-record 16 members of the team earned USA South Conference Academic All-Conference honors.
“I really appreciate the opportunity that Kevin and Shenandoah University gave me,” Renegar said. “I will have nothing but fond memories of my time here and I wish everybody in the department all the success in the future.”
Anderson stated that he, along with Athletics Director John Hill, will conduct a national search for Renegar’s replacement.
“I have a couple of people that I have already spoken to about the position,” Anderson commented. “I would like to have someone in place in the next month or so. This is an important time for us recruiting-wise.”