Three head coaches have resigned their duties at Central Christian College at the end of their seasons this spring.
Tiger baseball coach Justin Cunningham, golf coach Zac Cumpston and tennis coach Jeremy Nelson have informed the administration and their players that they will not be returning to coach at CCC next year.
Cunningham coached just two years at CCC, but instantly made his mark. He took over a program that was in shambles having just won three games the previous year. His first season at the helm, the Tigers finished the year 13-39, and this season they improved upon that mark winning 20 games for the first time since the 2010 season. Cunningham has taken a job in the Dallas area working with high school graduates, coaching them and preparing them for the transition to the college game. The CCC administration is in the process of searching for a replacement.
Cumpston completed three seasons at the helm of the CCC men’s and women’s golf teams. During his tenure, he took an individual medalist to the NCCAA national golf tournament all three seasons. He has taken a managerial position in the restaurant industry here in McPherson and will be getting married next fall. Kyle Moody has been tabbed by the administration to take over the men’s and women’s golf teams next season.
Nelson leaves the Tiger tennis program after seven seasons as the head coach. He took over a struggling program in the spring of 2008 and revitalized it with the help of some quality players. He took the men’s team to back-to-back NCCAA National Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012. Nelson is staying on at CCC to focus more on the Sports Information Department and hopes to continue to help out the program as an assistant to whomever they hire as the next head coach.