May 27, 2013

2013 Coaching Changes


Pawlowski out at Auburn


John Pawlowski (left), head coach at Auburn for the past five seasons, has been dismissed by the school.


Pawlowski posted an overall record of 167-126 and went 71-79 in the SEC. The Tigers won the SEC Western Division in 2012 and earned an NCAA Regional berth.


Auburn was 33-23 this past season, including a 13-17 conference mark. The Tigers were last in the SEC Western Division and did not receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament.


Prior to his arrival at Auburn, Pawlowski was 338-192-1 in nine seasons as head coach at College of Charleston. The Cougars won four Southern Conference crowns and went to three NCAA Tournament. CofC won the 2006 Lexington Regional and advanced to its first Super Regional against Georgia Tech in Atlanta.


Pawlowski pitched at Clemson from 1983-85 and spent eight seasons in professional baseball. He returned to Clemson to complete his degree and coach from 1994-98. Pawlowski was pitching coach at Arizona State in 1999 before heading to Charleston.


Expect Pawlowski's name to be mentioned for the head coaching position at Cincinnati. UC Director of Athletics Whit Babcock is a former Auburn administrator.


(photo courtesy of Auburn Media Relations)