Georgia fires head baseball coach Scott Stricklin

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 25: Georgia head coach Scott Stricklin watches the action from the dugout during a baseball game on April 25, 2017 at Russ Chandler Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia Bulldogs beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets by a score

The University of Georgia baseball program will have a new head coach at the helm next season.

Director of Athletics Josh Brooks made the announcement Friday the program was parting ways with head coach Scott Stricklin. Stricklin had just completed his 10th year as head baseball coach and had three years remaining on his current contract.

"I want to thank Scott for his service to our athletic department over the last 10 years," said Brooks. "After much thought and deliberation, we feel it is in the best interest of our baseball program to move in a different direction. We will begin immediately the process of a national search to identify the next leader of our baseball team.  We extend best wishes to Scott and his family, and a sincere thank you for their time at the University of Georgia."

The 2023 team, whose season ended last Tuesday in the first round of the SEC baseball tournament, posted a 29-27 record and 11-19 in SEC competition.  

Stricklin’s UGA teams posted an overall record of 299-236-1 and 121-146-1 in SEC games. His teams earned three NCAA tournament invitations in 2018, 2019, and 2022.

No word yet on Stricklin's replacement.