Virginia Tech hires John Szefc as new head baseball coach

Virginia Tech hires John Szefc as new head baseball coach

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) - Virginia Tech has hired a new head baseball coach.

John Szefc (pronounced Chef) comes to Blacksburg after leading Maryland to three NCAA appearances and a 180-and-122 overall record. In 12 seasons as an NCAA head coach, he's produced 10 seasons with 30 or more wins. Szefc will be formally introduced at a news conference this coming Thursday.

The first coach in Maryland history to ever take the Terrapins to an NCAA Super Regional, Szefc accomplished the feat twice in 2014 and 2015 as he guided the program to the first two 40-win seasons in school history and claimed Maryland’s first two NCAA Regional crowns. Maryland achieved a final No. 14 ranking both seasons, the highest finishes in school history. He guided the Terrapins to the ACC Tournament final for the first time in 38 years in 2014 and then took Maryland to the Big Ten tournament final in the school’s initial season in that conference, winning a program-best 42 games in 2015.

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