Tony Vitello set to return versus Charleston Southern
Sixth-year head coach Tony Vitello is set to return to Tennessee’s dugout.
Vitello was suspended for the Vols’ three-game series versus Dayton, Feb. 24-26.
“We are pleased to announce that Coach Vitello has completed his three-game suspension,” Tennessee announced on Monday. “He will be back in the dugout leading our baseball team tomorrow.”
Tennessee will host Charleston Southern, Tuesday (4:30 p.m. EST) and Wednesday (4 p.m. EST), at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Both contests can be watched on SEC Network+.
Vitello was suspended for a NCAA violation matter.
Tennessee realeased the following statement on Feb. 24 ahead of the Dayton series.
“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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