Jeff Schexnaider out as baseball coach at ULM _lowres

Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- ULM coach Jeff Schexnaider watches batting practice at the LSU indoor facility before the 2012 Baton Rouge Regional. ULM relieved Schexnaider relieved Schexnaider of duties Thursday, the News-Star reported.

ULM coach Jeff Schexnaider was “relieved of his duties” after more than eight years as the Warhawks baseball coach, the News-Star reported Thursday.

The team is 8-17 overall and 1-5 in Sun Belt Conference play heading into this weekend’s series against Arkansas-Little Rock.

First-year hitting coach Bruce Peddie, a former head coach at UNO, will take over on an interim basis, the News-Star reported.

Schexnaider, a former ULM player and graduate, came to the program in 2005. He was 2008 Sun Belt coach of the year and led the Warhawks to the Baton Rouge Regional in 2012.