Air Force baseball coach Mike Hutcheon is stepping down at the end of the 2010 season.
But he’s not going quietly.
The embattled coach has been suspended by the Mountain West Conference for Sunday’s game against UNLV after being ejected in back-to-back contests. The league mandates a suspension after two ejections.
Hutcheon was ejected from Saturday’s 23-8 loss to UNLV, a day after he was tossed from a 9-4 loss to the Rebels.
Hutcheon announced his resignation, effective at the end of the season, to his team on April 16 after a loss to Georgia Southern. His departure will end a turbulent tenure during which the program experienced massive roster turnover (since spring break, two players have been thrown off the team and five others have been suspended indefinitely), was plagued by controversy and failed spectacularly on the field. Hutcheon’s record in seven seasons is 76-277 including 13-147 in MWC play.