Scott Stricklin (baseball)
Stricklin in 2014
|Born||February 17, 1972
Athens, Ohio, United States
|Alma mater||Kent State University|
|1991–1993||Kent State Golden Flashes|
|1993–1994||Fort Wayne Wizards|
|1994||Salt Lake Buzz|
|1995||Fort Myers Miracle|
|1997||St. Petersburg Devil Rays|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1998–1999||Georgia Tech (vol. asst.)|
|2002–2004||Georgia Tech (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|7 Mid-American Conference East Division championships (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
5 Mid-American Conference Regular Season championships (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013)
5 Mid-American Conference Tournament championships (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
5 NCAA Regional appearances (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
1 NCAA Super Regional appearance (2012)
1 College World Series appearance (2012)
|1 CollegeBaseballInsider.com Co-National Coach of the Year Award (2012)
2 ABCA Mideast Region Coach of the Year Awards (2011, 2012)
3 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year Awards (2006, 2011, 2012)
Scott Stricklin (born February 17, 1972) is an American college baseball coach, the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs baseball team since the start of the 2014 season. Stricklin was the head coach at Kent State from 2005–2013. Before serving as Kent State's head coach, Stricklin played for Kent State from 1991–1993 and played minor league baseball from 1993–1997. He began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant under former Kent State head coach Danny Hall at Georgia Tech from 1998–1999. In 2000–2001, he served as an assistant at Vanderbilt, and he returned to Georgia Tech as an assistant from 2002–2004.
As the head coach of Kent State, Scott Stricklin head coaching record was 350–188 (.651). Under him, Kent State won five Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament Championships, reaching the NCAA Regionals in each of those seasons. The team also reached one Super Regional, in 2012. After defeating Oregon in that Super Regional, the team advanced to the 2012 College World Series. Stricklin won three Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year Awards and one ABCA Mideast Region Coach of the Year Award.
Following Kent State's performance in the 2012 postseason, several news outlets, including the Detroit News, speculated that Michigan was interested in hiring Stricklin to replace former head coach Rich Maloney, whose contract was not extended at the end of the 2012 season. Stricklin later confirmed that Michigan had contacted him, but that he elected to stay at Kent State. Michigan instead hired then-Maryland head coach Erik Bakich.
Head coaching record
|Kent State (Mid-American Conference) (2005–2013)|
|2005||Kent State||33–20||9–10||4th (East)|
|2006||Kent State||38–19||17–5||1st (East)|
|2007||Kent State||33–26||19–8||1st (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2008||Kent State||36–21||16–8||1st (East)|
|2009||Kent State||43–17||17–9||3rd (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2010||Kent State||39–25||28–9||1st (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2011||Kent State||45–17||21–5||1st (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2012||Kent State||47–20||24–3||1st (East)||College World Series|
|2013||Kent State||36–23||20–7||1st (East)|
|Georgia (Southeastern Conference) (2014–present)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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