May 18, 2013
2013 Coaching Changes
Bearcats Dismiss Cleary
coach Brian Cleary (left) will coach his last game for the
Cleary, Cincinnati’s coach the past 17 years, was
informed Thursday that he has been dismissed as coach by
director of athletics Whit Babcock. Cleary was allowed to coach
the Bearcats (5-18, 23-32) this weekend against Notre Dame.
Cleary led the Bearcats to four straight Big East
tournaments form 2008-11 and the 2011 campaign (30-27) marked
the program’s sixth straight non-losing season. With a young
team, Cincinnati fell to 18-38 in 2012 before struggling in the
Big East this season – eight of the Bearcats’ league losses came
by three or fewer runs. Entering his final game, Cleary had a
record of 434-528-1 in 17 seasons.
In addition to coaching at Cincinnati, Cleary has
served as an assistant coach for the British National Team in
the World Baseball Classic (2009 and 2012) and the European
profiled Cleary in February.
(photo courtesy of UC Media