June 27, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


Michigan Lands Bakich


Maryland is in the market for its fourth coach since 2000.


Erik Bakich, who guided the Terrapins to a 32-24 season and nearly their first NCAA berth since 1971, accepted the head coaching position at Michigan Wednesday. In all, Bakich compiled a 70-98 record (20-70 in the ACC) in three years at Maryland.


He spent seven seasons assisting Tim Corbin in making Vanderbilt a national power. Bakich built a reputation as a top recruiter while at Vandy – from 2008-10, five of his recruits were selected in the first round of the Major League Draft, including top overall pick David Price and third baseman Pedro Alvarez. Many of those recruits helped the Commodores reach their first College World Series in 2011. His 2011 recruiting class at Maryland was ranked No. 25 by Baseball America.


Bakich, who got his coaching start as a volunteer at Clemson, was a third baseman who played in junior college for two years before starring at East Carolina, where he made the All-Regional team of the 1999 Baton Rouge Regional.


(photo courtesy of Maryland Media Relations Office)