Georgia fires baseball coach Scott Stricklin after 10 seasons
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia fired baseball coach Scott Stricklin on Friday, ending a decade-long tenure that failed to supply postseason success.
Stricklin was dismissed three days after the Bulldogs have been blown out 9-0 by South Carolina within the opening spherical of the Southeastern Conference event.
Stricklin had three years left on his contract, however athletic director Josh Brooks determined a change was wanted.
“After much thought and deliberation, we feel it is in the best interest of our baseball program to move in a different direction,” Brooks mentioned in a press release. “We will begin immediately the process of a national search to identify the next leader of our baseball team.”
Georgia went 29-27 this season, together with an 11-19 mark within the SEC.
Stricklin accomplished his Georgia tenure with a report of 299-236-1 general and 121-146-1 within the convention.
The Bulldogs earned three NCAA invites however by no means superior previous the regional stage beneath Stricklin, together with 2018 and 2019 after they have been a number. They additionally have been eradicated within the regionals final season.
Stricklin got here to Georgia after a extremely profitable tenure at Kent State, the place he received 4 Mid-American Conference titles and made 5 NCAA event appearances in 9 seasons — together with a visit to the College World Series in 2012.
He by no means approached that stage of success within the extremely aggressive SEC.