Aomori Yamada High School informed the media today that Tadanari Misaitsu (34) was dismissed from his post as manager of the baseball team on March 31 after a first year student died in December 2011. Former Isuzu Motors baseball player Shinji Sato (39) was named as his replacement. Practices are scheduled to resume on April 14.
Misaitsu was promoted to manager in July 2011. He was in charge of the player dorms, but was not present on the day the first year student died.
(Updated on 4/11 @ 4:26pm with new information)