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Dan Cunningham has resigned his position as Unity’s head baseball coach after the team’s 2012 season. In his final year with the Rockets the team won 20 games for the third straight year.
Unity athletic director Scott Hamilton said Cunningham’s departure from the baseball program was amicable. Spending more time with his family was a primary factor in Cunningham’s decision.
“Our community has been blessed to have a lot of great coaches and programs. What Dan accomplished over six years, not over wins and losses, but also with our facilities and with the schedule – to promote it and make it special to Unity – is going to be missed,” Hamilton said.
In his time at the helm of the baseball team Cunningham has accomplished quite a bit for Unity. He has taken his team to see games at the College World Series and on Spring trips to Memphis. The Rockets have also played at the Corn Crib in Normal and Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Cunnigham also added quality opponents to Unity’s schedule and had his team take part in many tournaments. The players have also been highlighted at home by the addition of the Unity Showcase. For all this work, Hamilton said, the school is very grateful.
Unity will post the job, in house first, and look for a replacement. Hamilton hopes the position can be filled quickly.
"Coach Cunningham has built a great coaching staff with Tom Kimball and Jess Miller. Hopefully they will continue to be a part of the program and build on the success he has had,” Hamilton said.
Cunningham will remain at the school as a physical education teacher. Hamilton said the school was fortunate to still have him around as an educator. He added his further gratitude for Cunningham’s service to the baseball program.
“Myself and the administration would like to thank Dan for changing our program around. We wish him the best of luck,” he said.