ACC Baseball: Clemson Fires Jack Leggett After 22 Seasons

After 22 seasons Jack Leggett is out as the head coach of Clemson baseball. Leggett won 955 games for the Tigers and his teams advanced to the College World Series six times during his tenure. However, the program has stalled slightly in recent years posting just a 32-29 regular season record this season and being eliminated in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons.

Leggett was named ACC Coach of the Year three times (1994, 1995 and 2006) and in 1994 his club won 57 games, good for the second most in conference history. As part of his buyout, Clemson will pay him $200,000 for his termination.

The new hire will mark just the third baseball coach for Clemson since 1957 and it will likely be a highly coveted position given the program’s resources and rich tradition. The new charge will have to change a number of things starting with in-state recruiting which has fallen into a state of disrepair. The rival Gamecocks of South Carolina have assembled the bulk on the local talent in recent years, riding that to two College World Series titles while the Tigers .

The new hire may well come from outside the program and possibly from outside the Jack Leggett coaching tree altogether.

We’ll keep an eye out as the search develops.

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