Delta College dismisses Dan Smith, the only baseball coach in its varsity history

UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI – The only head coach in Delta College’s history as a varsity baseball program has been let go.

Dan Smith confirmed that his employment as coach was terminated by the community college Wednesday, but was advised by his lawyer to not comment further. Delta College athletic director Dionne McCollum also said she could not make a statement regarding the situation.

Karl Rishe, vice president of student and educational experiences at the college, issued the following statement:

“Coach Smith’s affiliation with Delta College has ended. We thank him for his development of Delta’s program and players these past 10 years. Delta College will begin the search process for a new baseball coach. Of course, all athletic seasons and practices are contingent upon the health and safety guidelines of local health officials. We understand coaching changes and COVID-19 are making this a stressful time for our athletes. As always,

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