John Szefc is entering his fifth season as the head coach of the Terps this spring after becoming the seventh head coach in the history of the Maryland baseball program on July 18, 2012.
Szefc (pronounced CHEF), who has coached 91 players that have been drafted or signed professional contracts since 1997, including 2016 draftees Mike Shawaryn (Boston Red Sox, 5th round), Mike Rescigno (San Francisco Giants, 25th round) and Robert Galligan (Arizona Diamondbacks, 36th round).
Szefc has taken the Maryland program to new heights in his first four seasons, and currently holds and overall record of 142-99. He is the only head coach and Maryland history to notch consecutive 40-win seasons and advancement to the NCAA Super Regionals, which the Terps achieved in 2014 and 2015. Maryland has won 30 games in all four of Szefc's seasons, the longest streak of any Terp skipper in history.
Associate Head Coach
Rob Vaughn is entering his fifth season at Maryland and first as associate head coach after being named to the coaching staff in August of 2012.
Including 2015 draftees Brandon Lowe, LaMonte Wade, Jose Cuas and Kevin Martir, Vaughn has coached 24 players who have been drafted or signed professional contracts in his six years as a coach.
After serving as assistant head coach for two seasons, Vaughn was promoted to associate head coach in July of 2016.
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Ryan Fecteau is entering his first season as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator after being added to the coaching staff in July of 2016.
Fecteau comes to Maryland after a successful six-year stint at Bryant where he helped the Bulldogs win 226 games and achieve three berths in the NCAA Tournament. In 2016, Bryant won 47 contests, the most regular season wins of any team in the country, and earned a No. 2 seed in the Charlottesville Regional, the highest seed in school and Northeast Conference history.
"Ryan has done a fantastic job working with [head coach] Steve Owens at Bryant," Szefc said. "He has clearly has a lot of success developing and managing the pitching staff. He and Steve have built Bryant into a national level program and he's developed many professional pitchers in his time there. Ryan is a very good fit with our coaching staff, our players and our incoming recruits."
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Corey Haines is entering his fifth season as an assistant coach at Maryland after being named to the coaching staff in January of 2013. Haines returned to the program after serving one year as an assistant coach at Shippensburg University in 2012.
In 2015, the Terps offense was one of the best in the Big Ten, ranking in the top three in most categories. The Terps were first in the conference in walks and hit by pitches; second in the conference in runs scored, doubles, triples and home runs; third in the conference in hits, runs batted in, on base percentage and total bases.
The 2015 team set a school record for wins with 42, two more than the 2014 season, which was previously the school record. In Haines' three years as an assistant, the program has compiled a record of 112- 72, with back-to-back Regional Championship titles. The Terps won the Columbia Regional in 2014 before knocking off top overall seed UCLA in the Los Angeles Regional in 2015.
Director of Baseball Operations
Matt Swope is in his fifth season as Director of Baseball Operations with Maryland. Swope was named to the post in August of 2012.
Swope is involved in every facet of the Terrapin baseball operation including but not limited to management of the Terps' budget, fundraising, scheduling, travel logistics, team events, compliance, social media, equipment and apparel.
The Maryland alum oversees the state and foundation budgets as well as being directly involved with the Home Run Club, which liaises with former players and boosters of the program, helping raise over $535,000 in private funds since 2012.