Dec. 5, 2012
Savage signs extension with
UCLA through 2017
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