June 2, 2011


Jancuska resigns at UMBC


John Jancuska has resigned after 34 years at UMBC.


With a record of 673-719-6 in 34 seasons with the Retrievers, Jancuska guided UMBC to five NCAA tournament appearances. Jancuska was named Coach of the Year in all four of UMBC’s conference at the Division I level. He was inducted into the UMBC Athletics’ Hall of Fame in 2010.


Jancuska was hired by UMBC in 1978 at the age of 23. His first two squads reached the NCAA Division II regionals, as did his final team in 1986. UMBC joined Division I in 1987. Jancuska was named Coach of the Year in the East Coast Conference, the Big South Conference, the Northeast Conference and the America East Conference. He was named Coach of the Year in the state of Maryland in 1993 and was inducted into the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2000.


The Retrievers were 10-37 this past season, including 2-20 in America East.


A two-year starter at the University of Delaware, Jancuska was a co-captain as a senior in 1975.


Jancuska will remain with the UMBC Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation in 2011-12, teaching classes in the physical education program.