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UNCW's Hood Signs Extension Through 2028

UNCW Head Baseball Coach, Randy Hood
UNCW Head Baseball Coach, Randy Hood
Photo: Jeff Janowski/UNCW

UNCW head baseball coach Randy Hood has signed an extension that will keep him with the program through the 2028 season, Director of Athletics Michael Oblinger announced on Thursday.

"Since my arrival last spring, I've been impressed with Coach Hood and how he leads the program," said Oblinger. "Baseball has gained a national following by playing and winning against some of the top programs in the sport. Coach Hood has been a vital part of it from the beginning and we're excited to have him at the lead of the program in the years to come."

The Seahawks made their 11th NCAA Regional appearance in 2023 and the first for Hood as a head coach. In 3 full seasons as head coach, UNCW has finished first in the regular season twice (2021, 2023) and second (2022) in the other season. UNCW won both the Coastal Athletic Association regular season and conference tournament last season and finished in the top 50 of the NCAA's RPI at 43.

"I would like to express my gratitude to Athletic Director Michael Oblinger, Chancellor Volety, and the UNCW Board of Trustees for trusting me to continue to lead this program," said Hood. "I am passionate about what we've accomplished and extremely excited about where we can go. I'd like to thank my coaching staff as well as all the players I've been fortunate enough to coach over the years. I appreciate our great fans and community support and look forward to the 2024 season. ROLLHAWKS!"

Hood, who has been with the program since the 2002 season has been a part of 11 CAA regular season titles, seven CAA tournament championships, and 11 NCAA Regional postseason appearances.  He earned his 100th career win in 2023 and enters the upcoming season with a mark of 108-74 following last year's record of 34-23.

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