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GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T director of athletics, Earl M. Hilton III, has announced the dismissal of head baseball coach Joel Sanchez, effective immediately.  

Assistant coach Ben Hall will serve as the interim head coach for the 2015 season. His top assistant will be Tyrone Dawson and assistant compliance director and former Aggies pitcher Cory Lima will serve as the pitching coach.  

Hall comes to A&T after spending three seasons with the Winthrop Eagles baseball program. During his time with the Eagles he assisted with infielders, hitters and all aspects of recruiting, which included 2014 first-team All-Big South outfielder TJ Olesczuk who was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and 2013 all-conference third baseman Chad Smith.

Sanchez coached three seasons at A&T and posted 53-106 record. The Aggies are scheduled to open the season Friday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m., against Navy at War Memorial Stadium.