Georgia Names Scott Stricklin Baseball Head Coach

Scott StricklinThe Georgia Bulldogs have named Scott Stricklin as their new baseball head coach, Director of Athletics Greg McGarity announced yesterday.

Stricklin, 41, posted a 350-188 record in nine seasons at Kent State University, his alma mater (1995, magna cum laude). He led the Golden Flashes to five NCAA Regionals, one Super Regional, and the 2012 College World Series.

In MAC play, Stricklin guided Kent State to four regular season conference championships and five conference tournament titles. He has also been named the MAC Coach of the Year three times.

“We are thrilled to have Scott leading our baseball program,” said McGarity. “Scott has excelled in every phase of his career as a student-athlete at Kent State, in professional baseball, as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech, and as a head coach at Kent State for the past nine years. At every step of the search process, his name was consistently mentioned as a tremendous candidate, and we are so happy to have Scott provide the leadership and direction for our program.”

“My family and I are excited to be Georgia Bulldogs,” said Stricklin. “It’s been a dream to coach in the Southeastern Conference, and I look forward to moving my family to Athens and getting started on the recruiting trail and building on the tradition of Georgia Baseball. I feel the Georgia Bulldogs can be a power in the SEC and a national power. I want to thank Greg McGarity for giving me this opportunity. Also, I want to thank current Kent State athletic director Joel Nielsen and former athletic director Laing Kennedy for the confidence and support they showed for the Kent State baseball program over the last nine years.”

Scott Stricklin Coaching History

Year School Position
1998-1999 Georgia Tech Voluntary Assistant
2000-2001 Vanderbilt Assistant Coach
2002-2004 Georgia Tech Assistant Coach
2005-2013 Kent State Head Coach

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