College of Charleston baseball coach John Pawlowski is headed to Auburn to coach their baseball team. Pawlowski has been with the Cougars for nine seasons, leading the team to three regular-season Southern Conference titles, one SoCon tournament win, and three NCAA tourney visits. He was also SoCon coach of the year in 2005.
From the Auburn Tigers' athletics Web site:
"This is a tremendous opportunity and I'm looking forward to helping bring the Auburn baseball program back to national prominence," Pawlowski said. "There is a rich history and tradition here at Auburn and I plan on working tirelessly to make this a national contender."
Pawlowski posted a 338-192-1 record during his tenure at College of Charleston, including a 180-67 record from 2004-07, the most wins in school and Southern Conference history for a four-year span.
"We are very excited to have John Pawlowski as our next baseball coach at Auburn University," said Jacobs. "Coach Pawlowski has experienced a tremendous amount of success as a head coach and has led several championship ball clubs. We look forward to him returning the Auburn program to national prominence."
From The Post and Courier:
A native of Johnson City, N.Y., Pawlowski was a standout pitcher at Clemson and pitched seven seasons in the major leagues with the Chicago White Sox, California Angels and Baltimore Orioles.
He served as an assistant coach for Clemson and Arizona State following his professional career before landing the head coaching job at Charleston in 2000.