Dec. 5, 2012


Savage signs extension with UCLA through 2017


UCLA head coach John Savage (left) has signed a contract extension through the 2017 season.


Savage is entering his ninth season as head coach of the Bruins. He has guided UCLA to six NCAA Tournament appearances in the past seven years, including trips to the College World Series in 2010 and 2012. The Bruins won Pac-12 Championships in 2011 and 2012, the first time in program history that UCLA won consecutive conference crowns.


This past season, the Bruins went 48-16 and earned the No. 2 national seed for the NCAA Tournament. It was the highest seed in program history.


In 2011, right-handers Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer were drafted No. 1 and No. 3 respectively in the MLB Draft. Bauer became the first Bruins to win the Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the nation’s top amateur player.


UCLA registered a school-record 51 victories in 2010 and advanced to the championship series of the College World Series for the first time.


(photo courtesy of UCLA Media Relations Office)