Florida Atlantic University baseball head coach John McCormack has his team on a collision course with the NCAA Tournament once more and has earned a four-year contract extension through the 2020 season.
“I first want to thank Dr. Kelly, Pat Chun, and the rest of the administration for having the faith in me to continue to lead the program,” McCormack said.
“I consider it a tremendous honor. I look forward to the opportunity to move our program to new heights in the next couple of years. As we all know these things are not accomplished alone. I want to thank my family, assistant coaches, the players present and past for all their support. It is a good day to be an Owl.”
McCormack has led FAU to 30-win seasons seven times at the helm with 273 wins, averaging 34.7 wins per year going into the 2016 campaign.
“We are blessed to have one of the best college baseball coaches in the country here at Florida Atlantic,” Pat Chun, FAU Vice President and Director of Athletics, said. “Coach McCormack leads our baseball program with his heart and soul. We are thankful he will continue to impact our student-athletes, university and community for the foreseeable future.”
McCormack has produced 18 MLB draft prospects as a head coach and 95 professional players in his 26 seasons combined at FAU.
This year, his Owls boast a 30-12 and a No. 17 national ranking, sitting among the top teams in Conference USA. The Owls have also earned three wins over top-five programs (Mississippi State twice, Miami).