Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Charlotte signs Hibbs through 2012

The longest serving coach with the Charlotte 49ers extended his tenure on Tuesday as the school announced baseball coach Loren Hibbs has signed a multi-year contract to keep him with the program through the 2012 season.

“Loren has proven that he is a true winner and we are very fortunate to have him in a leadership role at the university,” said 49ers athletics director Judy Rose. “He is a great role model for our student athletes."

Entering his 17th season, Hibbs has coached seven of the school’s All-America players, and has led the team to four conference titles, three tournament titles and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including its first-ever NCAA victories in the 2007 season. The 49ers have recorded the fourth-best winning percentage in Division I baseball over the past three seasons, behind only Rice, North Carolina and Florida State.

Charlotte set the school record for wins, with 49 in 2007, as well as records for consistency. The program has won 30 or more games in four straight seasons, 35 or more games in three straight seasons and 40 or more in two consecutive seasons. Charlotte opens the 2009 season Friday at Clemson.

"My family and I have invested a great deal in this institution over the years and I appreciate the commitment from our administration," Hibbs said.


Anonymous said...

Good for Loren. He's been improving each year and now his teams dominate a league they shoud dominate. The stadium will help him sign better players each year.