WSAV-TV has learned that University of South Carolina-Beaufort softball coach and former interim Athletics Director, Ty Rietkovich, has been fired at the school in the Lowcountry.
Rietkovich helped start the athletics programs.. and played a key role in the softball team. Just this week the Lady Sand Sharks finished the school year with an 11 ranking in the NAIA National Poll. The team won 43 of its 49 games.
Rietkovich tells WSAV that Athletics Director Quin Monahan told him in the year-end meeting that they "...are going in a different direction, and that they wouldn't be renewing his contract." Basically he was "given no reason" for the change.
Monahan was hired as A.D. in September, allowing Rietkovich to remove his interim A.D. title and focus on softball. Monahan is a former Athletics Director at SCAD. He was with the Bees when they eliminated the men's and women's basketball programs.
WSAV-TV was unable to reach Monahan for comment.
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