Randy Hood Named UNCW Baseball Coach

Monday, April 29, 2019

Longtime assistant and associate head coach and recruiting coordinator Randy Hood, who has played a significant role in UNCW's emergence on the national stage in baseball, has been named head coach of the UNCW program following the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Hood, 50, joined the Seahawks in the fall of 2001 and becomes only the fourth head coach in the program's 63-year history. He takes over following the retirement of Mark Scalf, UNCW's 28-year skipper, who announced he is stepping down back on Feb. 13.

"We're thrilled to have Randy continue as our head coach," said Jimmy Bass, UNCW's Director of Athletics. "We conducted a national search that drew the interest of many fine coaches and Randy's credentials and record of success made him the clear choice. We're confident that Randy will continue the upward trend of our program and look forward to many championships and national appearances in the years to come."

During Hood's tenure on the coaching staff, UNCW has won seven Colonial Athletic Association regular season championships, five CAA tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA tournament on nine occasions, including last year's trip to the Greenville Regional. The Seahawks have finished in the top-3 in the CAA in 14 of Hood's 17 years with the program.

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