Northland College Baseball Coach Resigns | People
ASHLAND, Wis. – Northland College Head Baseball Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics Stein Rear resigned today to become head baseball coach at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis., announced Bill Wilson, director of athletics at Northland College.
“The position at Carroll was an opportunity that my family and I could not pass up,” said Rear. “I’ve truly enjoyed my three seasons at Northland College and I wish the team continued success as they move forward.”
During Rear's tenure, the LumberJacks qualified for the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) tournament in 2012 and in 2013. Rear also led the LumberJacks to their first overall winning record since 2006 and their first winning season in the UMAC since 2008. While at the helm, Rear had 11 players achieve All-UMAC status and 20 players honored on the UMAC All-Academic team.
"I am disappointed to see Stein go, but I understand," said Wilson. "We are appreciative of the effort he has put into our baseball program.”
A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately, Wilson said. “I am confident we will find a quality baseball coach that will continue to grow the program." Northland College is a traditional liberal arts and sciences college with a unique focus on the environment and sustainability. Northland College and its Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute are located in Ashland, Wis., near the shores of Lake Superior. The College is broadly recognized as a leader in sustainability education having adopted the focus as its mission in 1971. Founded in 1892, Northland now enrolls 600 students from across the nation and across the world. For more information about Northland College and its Institute, visit our website at www.northland.edu.