CLARKSVILLE, TN (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – Austin Peay State University announced Monday night that it is “moving forward with a leadership change,” ending baseball head coach Travis Janssen in the middle of the season.
No reason was announced for the termination, and the press release announcing the change said there would be no further comment.
“At a difficult time in the history of our baseball program, Travis provided stability and respectability,” athletic director Gerald Harrison said in prepared comments. “I thank Travis for his efforts in service to our program and his family for their support over the past seven seasons.”
In his seventh season at Austin Peay, Janssen finished his tenure with a mark of 169-173. He is one of only three Austin Peay head baseball coaches with over 150 wins at Austin Peay. Janssen is 272-272 in 11 seasons as a head coach overall, according to the release.
“Our baseball program has a rich history of on-field success,” Harrison said. “Our expectation is clear – to have the most comprehensive program in ASUN. We are engaging with our student-athletes, alumni, donors and fans to make this expectation a reality. We will immediately begin a national search for the next Governors baseball head coach.
Assistant coach Trevor Fitts will serve as the governors’ interim coach for the remainder of the season and until a replacement is named, according to the statement.