NCAA: Georgia Fires Head Coach Scott Stricklin

Georgia parted ways with head coach Scott Stricklin after a 27-29 season in 2023. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

By Julian Guilarte
World Baseball Network

The University of Georgia has fired head baseball coach Scott Stricklin after going 27-29 in the 2023 season.

Stricklin spent 10 seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs. He was hired in 2014 and compiled a record of 299-236-1 during his tenure. He went 121-146-1 against the Southeastern Conference.

Georgia’s best season under Stricklin was in 2019 when Georgia went 46-17 and went 21-9 in the SEC. They also made the regionals of the NCAA Tournament that season.

They went to the NCAA Regionals three times with Stricklin at the helm. Last season, they made the regionals and won their first game against Hofstra before losing to North Carolina in the second round.

Stricklin began his coaching career as an assistant with Georgia Tech in 1998. He got his first head coaching job with Kent State in 2005 and coached them until 2013.

He went 350-188 during his Kent State tenure, which was highlighted by an appearance at the College World Series in 2012. He made the NCAA Regionals five times with Kent State.

Stricklin played baseball for Kent State from 1991 to 1993, before a five-year minor league career in the Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, and Tampa Bay Rays organizations.

Georgia lost six of their last seven games of Stricklin’s tenure. Their lone win in that stretch came against LSU 9-5 on May 20, and they lost two of three against them in the series. The Bulldogs were swept by Missouri and lost 9-0 in his last game against South Carolina on May 23.

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