Another Award for Coach Savage


John Save is racking up awards this off-season:

UCLA head coach John Savage continued to earn National Coach of the Year honors, being named the 2013 Baseball America National Coach of the Year by the publication today.

This is the second National Coach of the Year award for Savage this season, as he was named Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball back on June 28. Savage was also named the ABCA West Region Coach of the Year earlier this summer.

In 2013, Savage led the Bruins to their first national title in program history, going a perfect 10-0 in the postseason. UCLA went 4-0 against national seeds in the tournament, eliminating two of them (No. 5 Cal State Fullerton, No. 1 North Carolina). At the College World Series, the Bruins' pitching staff allowed four runs over five CWS games. In the 67-year-history of the College World Series, only one national champion has given up fewer runs than UCLA in 2013 (California, three runs allowed in 1957).

Savage helped UCLA post an overall 49-17 record in 2013, marking the second-highest single-season win total in school history. UCLA also matched a school record with 21 conference victories, finishing third in the Pac-12. The Bruins have finished in the top three in the Pac-12 Conference in each of the last eight seasons, the only Pac-12 team to do so.

Here is rest of the official press release.


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