Maryland baseball coach John Szefc is now former Maryland baseball coach John Szefc, as the five-year coach of the Terrapins has now become the head baseball coach at Virginia Tech.
On June 9, Virginia Tech officially announced Szefc was the next Hokies baseball coach, leaving Maryland after a 38-32 season and a berth in the 2017 NCAA Regionals.
However, the Terps might not be without a head coach for very long, as the Washington Post has reported Maryland assistant Rob Vaughn could take over the top spot.
Maryland baseball assistant Rob Vaughn is leading candidate to take over as head coach https://t.co/MWaV9xh6HH
— Post Sports (@PostSports) June 11, 2017
When the Terrapins hired Szefc on July 18, 2012, Vaughn was Szefc’s first hire. Since the duo’s first season at Maryland, they’ve the Terrapins back into the national picture.
When Maryland jumped from the ACC to the Big Ten in 2015, Szefc and co. were coming off a NCAA Super Regional appearance, and hardly skipped a beat. The Terrapins went back to the NCAA Super Regionals in 2015 with a 42-24 record.
Also, since joining the Big Ten, Szefc has never had a season under 30 wins.
According to the Washington Post, Maryland hopes to have a replacement within the next week, which makes it likely Vaughn will be the man for the job.
Should Vaughn take over, he’ll inherit a Maryland team which has made the NCAA Regionals two out of the last three seasons, and hasn’t had a season under 30 wins since the 2011 season.