Clemson fires longtime baseball coach Jack Leggett

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Clemson fired longtime baseball coach Jack Leggett on Thursday after the Tigers’ second straight 0-2 appearance in the NCAA tournament.

    

Leggett led Clemson to 955 victories and six College World Series trips in 22 seasons.

    

However, the Tigers have not reached Omaha, Nebraska, since 2010 and have gone 5-10 in their past five NCAA tournament trips, including getting swept out of regionals in 2014 and 2015.

    

The Tigers were 32-29 this past season, losing both games at the Fullerton Regional last weekend.

    

Athletic director Dan Radakovich announced the school was parting ways with Leggett. He said the decision was not easy because the program has been competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

    

But Radakovich said expectations for baseball are higher for him and for Clemson fans.

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