Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh and baseball coach Mike Hutcheon have not responded to requests from The Gazette for comment about Hutcheon’s resignation.
But both issued statements in a release from the academy today.
Hans Mueh: “This was a difficult decision for everyone involved. I salute Mike for the job he did when we hired him under difficult circumstances. I only wish we would have been able to see the program develop further under his tenure. Mike will continue to be a great asset to us as an instructor in the department. We thank him for his seven years of service as our baseball coach and his service to the Academy.”
Mike Hutcheon: “After a lot of thought and careful consideration I have decided to step down as the head baseball coach at the United States Air Force Academy at the conclusion of the year. It is important to note that this was a personal decision to leave the program and I never felt pressure in any way from the administration. I simply feel that the timing is right to step down and allow someone to take this program to the level we have all been working for these past 6 years. I would like to thank the senior staff and athletic director Hans Mueh for all of the support they have shown to me and my family”