staff, June 18, 2013

Penn State baseball coach Robbie Wine announced his resignation Monday, and Penn State Director of Athletics Dave Joyner said a national search will immediately begin for his successor.

?I am very appreciative of Robbie?s contributions to the baseball program and Penn State,? Joyner said. ?We thank Robbie for his nine years of service to Penn State, and wish him all the best.?

?I have decided to step down as the Penn State head baseball coach to pursue other opportunities in the sport of baseball,? said Wine. ?I am excited to start a new chapter in my life and look forward to what lies ahead."

Wine recently completed his ninth year at the helm of the Nittany Lions with a 228-261 overall record, including a 111-135 mark in Big Ten play. He guided Penn State to the Big Ten Tournament four times with back-to-back tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012. Wine posted four winning seasons during his tenure.

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