Horton and Oregon Part Ways / Ducks and Beavers are headed to the NCAA Track and Field Championships

The University of Oregon athletic department and head baseball coach George Horton announced Tuesday, by mutual agreement, to not exercise a one-year contract option through the 2020.  Horton finishes with a 373-278-1 record  in 11 seasons as the head coach of the Ducks. He was hired in September 2007 to resurrect an Oregon baseball program that had been dormant since it was dropped following the conclusion of the 1981 season. He led the Ducks to five Regionals, one Super Regional, and four 40-win seasons, including a school-record 48 wins in 2013.   A search is underway for the new head coach for the Oregon baseball program, and associate head coach Jay Uhlman will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the program until a new head coach is named.
On the final day of competition at the NCAA West Preliminary, the University of Oregon track and field team added 12 national qualifiers to its total. With freshman Max Vollmer in the decathlon, Vollmer is one of two Oregon freshman  who will make the trip to the NCAA Champions, Lexi Ellis used a personal best on her opening triple jump to advance to the national meet. The Ducks will have 30 total entries—15 men, 15 women—headed to the NCAA Championships.  Oregon State’s Ann Wingeleth, high jump, was the only student-athlete for the Beavers to qualify.  The NCAA Championships will be held in Austin, Texas June 5th and 8th.