UofL BASEBALL | McDonnell Named "College Coach of the Year"

07/10/2017 11:00 AM

UofL baseball head coach Dan McDonnell led his team to a lot of success during the 2017 season.

As a result, he has received plenty of praise throughout the country during the past season.

That praise continued on Monday as he was named Baseball America’s “College Coach of the Year” for the first time in his career.

In 2017, McDonnell took the Cards to their fourth-ever appearance in the College World Series. UofL went 1-2 after getting to Omaha.

Louisville finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 53-12, which includes the Cards’ games at the CWS. The 53 wins are a school record for Louisville. It also was the fourth time in the last five years that UofL has reached the 50-win mark in college baseball.

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff talked with Baseball America writer Michael Lananna on Monday about Baseball America’s decision to name McDonnell its “Coach of the Year.”

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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