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John Szefc introduced as 25th head coach in Virginia Tech baseball history

Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock formally introduced John Szefc (pronounced sheff) as head coach of the Virginia Tech baseball program on Thursday. Szefc accepted the position with Tech on June 9 after leading Maryland to three NCAA appearances and a 180-122 (.596) overall record as the Terrapins' head coach. Read More



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English Field at Union Park
On March 21, 2016, Virginia Tech renamed the baseball stadium to English Field at Union Park in recognition of a generous commitment of support to the athletics department from Union Bank & Trust. The stadium will be upgraded substantially, with help from $3.5 million committed by the Richmond-based bank. Read More


John Szefc

 

Head Coach

Map Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced Friday that John Szefc (pronounced CHEF) has agreed to serve as head coach of the Virginia Tech baseball program. Szefc joins the Hokies after leading Maryland to three NCAA appearances and a 180-122 (.596) overall record as the Terrapins' head coach. He owns a 392-259-3 (.602) career record in 12 seasons as an NCAA head coach, producing 10 campaigns with 30 or more wins. Szefc will be formally introduced at a press conference in Blacksburg on Thursday, June 15.

"We enthusiastically welcome John, his wife Barbara, and children Anna, John Michael and Sam to Hokie Nation," Babcock said. "This is an exciting time for our baseball program as we prepare to unveil the transformational renovation of English Field at Union Park and as we celebrate the 125th season of baseball at Virginia Tech in 2018. The addition of another proven winner like John to our roster of talented head coaches gives another reason to be encouraged that the Hokies can compete at a championship level in the ACC and return to the NCAA tournament."

In addition to ending a 43-year NCAA tournament drought and becoming the fastest coach to 100 career wins at Maryland, Szefc spent seven seasons (1996-2002) at the helm of the Marist College baseball program, where he led the team to four conference championships, four NCAA Regional appearances and a 212-137-3 (.607) overall mark. Szefc earned Northeastern Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1997 and was the American Baseball Coaches Associate Northeast Region Coach of the Year in 2001.

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Ryan Fecteau

 


Assistant Coach

Map With his first hire at Virginia Tech, head baseball coach John Szefc announced today that a familiar face will join him in the Hokies' dugout as former Maryland pitching coach/recruiting coordinator Ryan Fecteau has accepted a position at the school and will become the top assistant coach with Tech in charge of the pitchers.

"I'm very fortunate that Ryan has decided to come with me to Blacksburg," Szefc said. "Coaching and recruiting pitchers is one of the most important parts of building a good college baseball program. Ryan is a pro and he's had a ton of success.

"When he was working for my friend (head coach) Steve Owens at Bryant, he had a ton of success in building that program. He knows our recruiting area well. He's very hands-on and is a great developer. He's great with video and his personality will make him a very good fit here in Blacksburg."

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Kurt Elbin

 


Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Map Virginia Tech head baseball coach John Szefc has completed his staff as former VCU assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Kurt Elbin has officially accepted a position with the Hokies and will assume the same role within the Tech program.

Elbin has worked the last five seasons at VCU and helped head coach Shawn Stiffler and the Rams to four straight 35-plus win seasons, one conference regular season title, one conference tournament title and an NCAA Regional title in 2015 as the team advanced to the Super Regionals for the first time in school history.

"We were fortunate to have Kurt accept the position here, coming over from VCU," Szefc said. "He's done a great job over the last five years working with Shawn Stiffler. The success that they've had at VCU on the national level is tremendous.

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Micheal Thomas

 


Assistant Coach

Map Virginia Tech head baseball coach John Szefc announced today he's filled three more positions within his program as he brings in former Maryland volunteer assistant Corey Haines to be Tech's Director of Baseball Operations, adds former Kentucky and professional catcher Micheal Thomas as Volunteer Assistant-Catchers and retains Logan Bible as a baseball intern, Video Coordinator.

Haines has spent the last five seasons in College Park, Maryland with Coach Szefc and has spent a total of eight years working with the Terrapins. He was a student assistant with the program from 2009-11 while earning his degree from the school. After a year at Shippensburg, he returned to his alma mater to handle various aspects within the program.

"I'm fortunate to have Corey Haines join us here in Blacksburg," Szefc said. "I've worked with Corey for the last four-and-a-half years at Maryland and he's been tremendous when it comes to running the day-to-day operations of the office. He's got a lot of experience in the college game, both on and off the field, and he will be a very good fit for our staff."

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Corey Haines

 


Director of Operations

Map Virginia Tech head baseball coach John Szefc announced today he's filled three more positions within his program as he brings in former Maryland volunteer assistant Corey Haines to be Tech's Director of Baseball Operations, adds former Kentucky and professional catcher Micheal Thomas as Volunteer Assistant-Catchers and retains Logan Bible as a baseball intern, Video Coordinator.

Haines has spent the last five seasons in College Park, Maryland with Coach Szefc and has spent a total of eight years working with the Terrapins. He was a student assistant with the program from 2009-11 while earning his degree from the school. After a year at Shippensburg, he returned to his alma mater to handle various aspects within the program.

"I'm fortunate to have Corey Haines join us here in Blacksburg," Szefc said. "I've worked with Corey for the last four-and-a-half years at Maryland and he's been tremendous when it comes to running the day-to-day operations of the office. He's got a lot of experience in the college game, both on and off the field, and he will be a very good fit for our staff."

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