Eckhouse to Step Down at IC

By Gary Scott on February 19 at 1:18pm

A coach of a second major sport at Illinois College is stepping down.

Jay Eckhouse will join Mike Worrell on the sidelines next year. Worrell announced his retirement as men’s basketball coach earlier this month.

Eckhouse is retiring as IC’s baseball head coach after this season. Eckhouse has coached the baseball team since he was hired at IC prior to the 2002 season.

His teams have posted two 21 win seasons, and have made four Midwest Conference tournament appearances.

He was named 2004 conference coach of the year, and is a member of the IC sports Hall of Fame after a decorated career here at IC on the football and baseball field.

IC plans to begin a nationwide search for a new baseball coach in the coming weeks.