Baseball Head Coach Dan Hubbs Receives Contract Extension|
Aug 27, 2013
LOS ANGELES - USC baseball head coach Dan Hubbs, who took over the USC baseball program in February 2013, has received a multi-year contract extension.
Hubbs was named head coach this past Feb. 13, just two days before the first game of the 2013 season. The three-year Trojan letterman (1991-93) and former All-American first joined the program as associate head coach in 2012.
"I am excited for the opportunity to continue as the head baseball coach at USC. To coach at my alma mater is very special," said Hubbs. "I look forward to building upon the rich tradition of USC baseball."
Prior to joining the USC staff, the 42-year-old Hubbs spent 12 years (2000-11) as the pitching coach at California. He regularly produced team ERAs among the lowest in the Pac-10, and three times his pitching staff set school records for season strikeouts. In 2011, when the Golden Bear baseball program was set to be discontinued, Hubbs' pitching staff set a season-strikeout record of 475, en route to a trip to the College World Series for the first time since 1992.
Hubbs currently ranks fourth on the Trojans' career saves list (22) and eighth on the career strikeouts per inning chart (9.19). He posted a career record of 19-13 with a 3.58 ERA in 81 appearances (64 in relief).
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in finance in 1993, he went on to a seven-year (1993-99) minor league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. He finished his career with a 27-16 record with nine saves and a 3.75 ERA. In 427 innings, he struck out 436 batters.
To read the LA Times article by Mike Hiserman on the extension, click HERE.