AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University baseball head coach Jason Eller has stepped down from his position in order to accept the head coaching job at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga.
"Augusta University Athletics wishes Jason Eller all the best as he continues his coaching career at Georgia College," Director of Athletics Clint Bryant said. "He did an outstanding job in rebuilding our baseball program back to respectability. We would like to thank him for his hard work and dedication on behalf of our student-athletes and our department of athletics. He was a tremendous team player and positive influence on all that he came in contact. Georgia College is hiring one of the best in the profession and we look forward to our continued competition in the Peach Belt Conference."
A search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
Eller was introduced as the fifth head coach in school history on July 1, 2013 and had an impressive three-season turnaround. In his three years in Augusta from 2014-2016, Eller amassed a 66-81 (.449) record – highlighted by a 29-22 mark in 2016 and a No. 18 national ranking.
The national ranking was the first for the Jaguars since 2005 and Augusta reached the PBC Tournament for the first time since 2011.
Eller's first win with the Jaguars February 2, 2014 against Carson-Newman at Lake Olmstead Stadium
Prior to Augusta, Eller spent the previous 11 seasons on the University of Georgia's coaching staff, including the last seven years as a full-time assistant under head coach David Perno.
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