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Longtime St. Petersburg College baseball coach Dave Pano resigns

Longtime St. Petersburg College baseball coach Dave Pano resigned after offering an improper scholarship to a recruit, the school said in a release.

"It appears Coach Pano used inappropriate judgment in granting a scholarship," SPC athletic director Mark Strickland said in the release. "We appreciate all he has done for the program over the past 13 years, but we have to insist that our coaches exercise appropriate control over scholarships. We accept his resignation with regret."

Pano resigned Friday after a complaint was filed with the school and the Florida Community College Activities Association.

The infraction is being investigated by the FCCAA.

Pano was unavailable for comment.

In 13 seasons with the Titans, he went 392-180-1. In 2005, he led SPC to its first state title and a second-place finish at the Juco World Series.

He was named Florida junior college coach of the year six times (2001 to 2003 and 2005 to 2007).

Longtime St. Petersburg College baseball coach Dave Pano resigns 08/30/10 [Last modified: Monday, August 30, 2010 10:38pm]
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