UofL BASEBALL | Head Coach Dan McDonnell, UofL agree to new $1M contract
06/01/2016 01:29 PM
University of Louisville Athletics announced on Wednesday that head baseball coach Dan McDonnell has agreed to a new, $1 million contract with the program.
Under the 10-year agreement, McDonnell will remain head coach through the 2025-2026 season. He is 453-189 in his 10 seasons with UofL, including three College World Series appearances, five NCAA Super Regional berths and nine NCAA Championship appearances.
“Dan came here in the summer of 2006 with an incredible vision as well as a specific plan on how to accomplish that vision and the results have exceeded any and all expectations,” said UofL Athletics Director Tom Jurich. “In my opinion, he is second to none, not only as a coach, but also as a person and that’s what sets him apart. He is a perfect fit for this baseball program, this university and this community and he’s built this into something very special. Under Dan’s guidance, Louisville baseball is in great hands and the future couldn’t be any brighter.”
The Cards will open regional play in the 2016 NCAA Championship against Western Michigan on Friday. Louisville enters the tournament as the No. 2 overall seed.