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Richmond baseball coach resigns after suspension

Thursday - 6/20/2013, 5:30pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- University of Richmond baseball coach Mark McQueen is resigning following a suspension last month for fighting with a player.

Richmond Athletics Keith Gill announced the resignation in a release Thursday.

The resignation comes after McQueen was indefinitely suspended May 18 for violating the athletic department's code of conduct by getting into an altercation with a player as the team played at Fordham.

McQueen led the team for six years and spent nearly 20 years on the coaching staff. The Spiders were 156-161-4 during McQueen's six seasons and reached the Atlantic 10 championship game in 2011 and 2012.

McQueen also served six years as a pitching coach at Virginia Commonwealth University between his two stints with Richmond.

Gill says a national search is underway to find McQueen's replacement.

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