Former Aggie head baseball coach Rocky Ward saw his contract terminated this past week at New Mexico State University.
It was a tough way to go out for Ward, who was at NMSU for 18 years. While Ward held a career record three games under .500, there were also plenty of years where he and his father Gary got everything they could have out of the program.
Two NCAA Regional appearances and and a 2012 WAC championship were career highlights for Ward, who’s Aggies competed in quality mid-major baseball leagues over the years - the Big West, Sun Belt and Western Athletic Conferences all provided their fair fare share of challenges and quality competition on a year-in, year-out basis.
Here’s a Sunday column, written to put Ward’s tenure into context and see where the Aggie program must go from here.
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