Scott Stricklin has been named the head baseball coach at Georgia, athletics director Greg McGarity announced Monday.
Stricklin, 41, posted a 350-188 record during a nine-year stint with Kent State, winning five Mid-American Conference regular-season titles and five Mid-American Conference tournament titles.
Stricklin led the Golden Flashes to five NCAA regionals and the 2012 College World Series.
“We are thrilled to have Scott leading our baseball program,” McGarity said. “Scott has excelled in every phase of his career as a student-athlete at Kent State, in professional baseball, as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech, and as a head coach at Kent State for the past nine years. At every step of the search process, his name was consistently mentioned as a tremendous candidate, and we are so happy to have Scott provide the leadership and direction for our program.”
“My family and I are excited to be Georgia Bulldogs,” Stricklin said. “It’s been a dream to coach in the Southeastern Conference, and I look forward to moving my family to Athens and getting started on the recruiting trail and building on the tradition of Georgia Baseball. I feel the Georgia Bulldogs can be a power in the SEC and a national power. I want to thank Greg McGarity for giving me this opportunity. Also, I want to thank current Kent State athletic director Joel Nielsen and former athletic director Laing Kennedy for the confidence and support they showed for the Kent State baseball program over the last nine years.”