July 7, 2010


Aoki Expected to Take Over at Notre Dame


Notre Dame hasn't announced anything official regarding its baseball coaching vacancy, but Boston College's Mik Aoki is expected to be announced as the Fighting Irish's new coach as early as Thursday.

Boston College players were informed Tuesday night Aoki would be leaving and were told that Aoki would be contacting each one of them on Wednesday.

Notre Dame dismissed Dave Schrage after four seasons (119-104-1) in South Bend. Over the same span, Aoki has gone 114-104-1 at Boston College. The Eagles reached the 2009 NCAA Tournament and lost to Texas at the Austin Regional in a 25-inning affair, the longest game in college baseball history.


Boston College was 30-28 in 2010, including 14-16 in the ACC. The Eagles went 1-2 in the ACC Tournament, but did not earn an NCAA bid.


Notre Dame went 22-32 this past season, including 10-17 in the Big East. The Fighting Irish did not make the Big East tourney field.