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Pinter resigns as IVCC baseball coach

OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College is looking for a new head baseball coach

Eric Pinter resigned after three season following the Eagles' season-ending loss at Carl Sandburg in Galesburg.

“It’s been an honor to be the head coach at IVCC,” said Pinter.  “I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The relationships I have built with players, faculty, staff, administration – everyone who has helped and supported me along the way and been involved with our student athletes – has been outstanding.”

IVCC President Jerry Corcoran said, “I want to thank Eric for his leadership. His players were good students, were supportive of other IVCC teams, were effective fundraisers, helped renovate their own field and actively supported community projects.”

The 31-year-old Pinter, an IVCC graduate and former Eagle player, will explore options for a full-time coaching position.

“My vision for the program was to try to get us back to the level of play that helped us win regional titles in the past,” said Pinter. “We have gradually been building toward that destination. The first two graduating classes involved in our program helped build a foundation for the following year’s team to achieve success. We are on the right track to building the program I had envisioned. I am only sorry I will not be able to see it come to pass.

Pinter, a Mendota native said he was happy to give back to to "an institution that helped me through my collegiate career. The experience helped me grow as a coach and as a person. This was a wonderful experience. I wish the baseball program, athletics, and everyone well in the future.”

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