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BREAKING: Tennessee head baseball coach Tony Vitello suspended for Dayton series

Tennessee Baseball was hit with some tough news ahead of its series with Dayton. 

Tennessee head coach Tony Vitello has been suspended from coaching this weekend, according to a statement released by the University of Tennessee.

Per the release, Tennessee and Vitello are working with the NCAA to address a violation in the program. Assistant coach Josh Elander will serve as acting head coach for this weekend’s series against the Dayton Flyers. 

The suspension comes in collaboration with the NCAA and is self-imposed.

Tennessee released a statement following the news. 

“The University and Coach Vitello are working collaboratively with the NCAA to address a violation in the program. Coach Vitello will be suspended for this weekend’s series, with Josh Elander serving as acting head coach, and we will provide an update on Monday. Coach Vitello has acknowledged his mistake and accepted full responsibility. We appreciate his cooperation in the process and his dedication to do right by the student-athletes in the Tennessee baseball program. NCAA bylaws prohibit additional comment or details. The University will continue to emphasize—to all staff—the imperative of leading with honesty and integrity.”

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