Carroll lets coach go following incident

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Derek Hassell, here overseeing an inspection of a bat during a March 17 game against Concordia-Moorhead at the Metrodome, is out of a job. photo by Ryan Coleman

Carroll University let head baseball coach Derek Hassell go, two days after an April 15 incident at Ripon College in which his brother allegedly assaulted an umpire following a 6-4 loss by the Pioneers.

According to the police report, a copy of which was obtained by, Ripon athletic director Julie Johnson pursued him as he fled the scene, obtaining a license plate number which was reported to authorities.

The umpire, John Kunz, suffered a broken tooth. His glasses were also broken in the confrontation.

The university did not cite why Hassell was no longer coaching. When contacted by, a department spokesperson said, "We do not comment on personnel matters."

Hassell's Pioneers were 8-10. He was 35-50 in two-plus seasons as Pioneers head coach. Carroll has had just three winning seasons since 1960.

Hassell was replaced by Peter Jennings, the offensive coordinator of the football team.