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Ex-North athlete Mayben to step down at Corban

SALEM — Former North Medford athlete Nate Mayben has announced his resignation as baseball coach of Corban College.

His resignation is effective at the end of this, his fourth season with the Warriors.

Mayben's decision was announced by Athletic Director Dave Johnson in a release.

"Coach Mayben has been a stellar student, Warrior athlete, and coach at Corban," said Johnson. "His excitement for the game of baseball and heart for the university will be hard to replace."

Mayben has accumulated the second highest number of wins in program history behind former head coach Paul Gale (1999-2002).

As a player, Mayben helped lead then-Western Baptist to back-to-back NAIA Region I Tournament appearances in 2002 and '03. He finished his four-year career ranked in the top 10 in 11 offensive categories, including hits (first, 214), at-bats (second, 656), runs (second, 120), RBIs (fourth, 90) and batting average (fifth, .326).

On the mound, Mayben was in the top 10 in five career categories, including saves (second, 11), ERA (seventh, 5.27) and wins (tied for eighth, eight).

"I have enjoyed my time at Corban both as a player and coach," Mayben said in the release. "The people and players that I have worked with have been great, and that is what I will miss the most."

Mayben, who was an assistant coach for the Warriors for two seasons before taking over in 2007, said he will take his "coaching career in another direction due to personal reasons."