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FSU Alum Link Jarrett named Seminoles baseball coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Link Jarrett is returning to Tallahassee. He has been named the Florida State Seminoles baseball head coach.

He returns to his Alma mater after being the Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball head coach. Jarrett graduated in 1994.

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Jarrett replaces Mike Martin Jr., who was fired earlier this month.

“I think that Link is the finest coach in the game today, and that opinion is held by many in college baseball. We could not be more pleased that he will be leading our program,” said Alford. “He has been a proven winner at each of his coaching stops. His teams have not only posted historically successful seasons, but they have also mirrored Link’s tradition of running a first-class program. He is well-known for his record of developing players everywhere he has coached.

“He’s a Seminole through and through and there is no question that he will dedicate himself to the success of our student-athletes and his team. I know he is excited to be returning home and we are just as excited to welcome him and his family.”

Before accepting this job, Jarrett guided the Fighting Irish to the College World Series. This was just their third appearance in the CWS in program history.

He guided the Fighting Irish to a 41-17 record this season. He was 86-32 as the Notre Dame head coach.

Jarrett also was 44-21 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

“It has been an absolute privilege to represent Notre Dame which truly is one of the finest academic and athletic institutions in the country,” said Jarrett. “I want to thank Father Jenkins, Jack Swarbrick, Jody Sadler, and the entire Notre Dame administration for all of their support during my time at Notre Dame. I want to thank all of our student-athletes for their tireless work ethic and dedication to our baseball program. Their accomplishments on and off the field are something I will cherish for the rest of my life. To the entire Notre Dame family and community, thank you for welcoming and supporting my family, you are truly first-class in every manner.

“I’m humbled to become the next Head Coach at Florida State. Having the opportunity to come home and lead this storied program is something I take great pride in. FSU is a special place to our family and I’m excited to be the next leader of Seminole Baseball. Our goals will be simple – to achieve on the field, in the classroom, and embrace the FSU family and community. I know the expectations from our fans and we expect to compete for ACC and National Championships.”

Jarrett was the Fighting Irish head coach for three seasons. He was previously the UNC Greensboro for seven seasons, where he went 215-166.

The two-time National Coach of the Year is 301-198 at both UNC Greensboro and Notre Dame.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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