Maryland Head Coach John Szefc Suspended

Maryland head baseball coach John Szefc will serve a two-game NCAA suspension because of his ejection from Sunday’s Big Ten Championship game, per a press release from the University of Maryland Athletic Department.

Szefc was ejected during the top of the seventh inning by home plate umpire Jim Schaly in Maryland’s 4-3 loss to Michigan.

Maryland associate head coach Jim Belanger will assume the head coaching duties in Szefc’s absence.

“I apologize for my actions during Sunday’s game and I regret that I won’t be able to lead the team at the start of regionals.” Szefc said. “I take full responsibility for my behavior and will accept the two-game suspension. Though I’m disappointed I won’t be in the dugout for our next two games, I’m confident that Jim and our staff will have our team well prepared.”

Maryland, who advanced to consecutive NCAA Tournaments for the second time in school history (1970-71), opens NCAA Regional play against Ole Miss on Friday at 7 p.m. ET in Los Angeles.

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