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Ron Maestri, UNO Baseball Head Coach, retires

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Ron Maestri, UNO Privateer's head coach, is stepping down from the position after returning for a single season.

Arguably the biggest figure in UNO athletics history, Maestri told the University of New Orleans baseball team that he will no longer be their head coach in a team meeting after their season ended.

He coached the Privateers from 1972-85 and served as athletics director from 1979-2000, taking the team to the 1984 Division I College World Series. They were the first team in Louisiana to ever go that far in the post-season.

As a result of his impact on UNO Athletics, UNO named their baseball stadium Maestri Field when it opened in 1979.

Maestri returned in 2014 for one more season, leading the team to a 14-40 record.

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