June 20, 2008


Pawlowski Takes Post at Auburn 


John Pawlowski has been named the head coach at Auburn, replacing Tom Slater, who resigned following the 2008 season.


Pawlowski posted a record of 338-192-1 in nine seasons as the skipper at College of Charleston. He led the Cougars to three NCAA Tournament, one Super Regional and four Southern Conference crowns. CofC was 180-67 from 2004 to 2007, the most victories in school and SoCon history for a four-year period.


The Cougars made three consecutive NCAA Regional appearances from 2004-06. Charleston won the Lexington Regional in 2006 and advanced to its first Super Regional against Georgia Tech in Atlanta.


Pawlowski, 44, guided the Cougars to a 39-20 mark this past season. Charleston was 18-9 in league play, good for second place.


A three-time Southern Conference Coach of the Year (2004, 2005, 2007), Pawlowski had 26 of his Cougars selected in the Major League Draft. He had 42 players earn all-conference honors, 17 All-Americans, four Academic All-Americans, three conference Pitchers of the Year and two Players of the Year.


A native of Binghamton, N.Y., Pawlowski pitched at Clemson from 1983-85. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Chicago White Sox in 1985 and made his major league debut in September of 1987. He pitched for eight years in the White Sox, Angels and Orioles organizations.


Pawlowski returned to Clemson to begin his coaching career and complete his degree. He coached at Clemson from 1994-98 and was pitching coach at Arizona State in 1999 before arriving in Charleston.


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