Scott Stricklin (baseball)

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Scott Stricklin
Scott Stricklin (baseball) 2014.jpg
Stricklin in 2014
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Georgia
Conference Southeastern Conference
Record 104–119–1 (.477)
Biographical details
Born February 17, 1972
Athens, Ohio, United States
Alma mater Kent State University
Playing career
1991–1993 Kent State Golden Flashes
1993 Elizabethton Twins
1993–1994 Fort Wayne Wizards
1994 Nashville Xpress
1994 Salt Lake Buzz
1995 Fort Myers Miracle
1996 Greenville Braves
1997 St. Petersburg Devil Rays
Position(s) Catcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998–1999 Georgia Tech (vol. asst.)
2000–2001 Vanderbilt (asst.)
2002–2004 Georgia Tech (asst.)
2005–2013 Kent State
2014–present Georgia
Head coaching record
Overall 402–245–1 (.621)
Tournaments NCAA: 9–11
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
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)
Awards
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)[1] 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.

Coaching career[edit]

Kent State[edit]

As the head coach of Kent State, Scott Stricklin head coaching record was 350–188 (.651).[2][3] 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.[2]

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.[4][5][6] Stricklin later confirmed that Michigan had contacted him, but that he elected to stay at Kent State.[7] Michigan instead hired then-Maryland head coach Erik Bakich.[8]

Georgia[edit]

Following the 2013 season, Stricklin was hired to replace David Perno as the head coach of Georgia.[9]

Head coaching record[edit]

Below is a table of Stricklin's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[10][11][12][13][14]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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)
Kent State: 350–188 171–64
Georgia (Southeastern Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Georgia 26–29–1 11–18–1 6th (East)
2015 Georgia 26–28 10–19 7th (East)
2016 Georgia 27–30 11–19 5th (East)
Georgia: 79–87–1 21–37–1
Total: 429–275–1

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scott Stricklin". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Scott Stricklin". KentStateSports.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "#25 Kent State vs #11 Kentucky". UKAthletics.com. 3 June 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Goricki, David (22 June 2012). "It's Time for Brandon to Go After Kent State's Stricklin". College Sports. The Detroit News. Archived from the original on 2012-06-25. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Schinkai, Peter (13 June 2012). "Stricklin Becomes Hot Commodity". TheMACDaily.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-25. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Ridenour, Marla (21 June 2012). "Kent State Ends Season with Possible Loss of Scott Stricklin to Michigan". NewsObserver.com. The Akron Beacon Journal. Archived from the original on 2012-06-25. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  7. ^ R-C Staff (June 26, 2012). "Kent State baseball coach Scott Stricklin silences rumors". Record-Courier. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ Jennings, Chantel (27 June 2012). "Michigan Wolverines Hire Erik Bakich as Coach". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-03. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Towers, Chip (June 1, 2013). "Georgia Identifies Former Tech Assistant as Next Baseball Coach". AJC.com. Atlanta Journal Constitution. Archived from the original on June 1, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "2012 Kent State Baseball Record Book" (PDF). KentState.PrestoSports.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "2006 Conference Tournaments". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "2008 Conference Tournaments". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "2012 Mid-American Conference Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "2013 Mid-American Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 30, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2013.