Report: OU baseball to hire Virginia Tech's Pete Hughes

The Richmond (Va.) Times Dispatch reported this morning that Virginia Tech head coach Pete Hughes is leaving Blacksburg to take over the Sooners. And he'll bring plenty of experience with him.
by Ryan Aber Modified: June 27, 2013 at 10:05 am •  Published: June 27, 2013

Oklahoma appears to be close to naming a new baseball coach.

The Richmond (Va.) Times Dispatch reported the Sooners will name Virginia Tech’s Pete Hughes as its coach.

Hughes, 45, was 222-144 in seven seasons with the Hokies. Before that, he coached Boston College for eight seasons.

Virginia Tech went 40-22 this year and hosted a regional for the first time in school history, falling to the Sooners in the final.

Hughes could be introduced in Norman as soon as this afternoon. Virginia Tech has called a press conference for 4:30 p.m. local time, reportedly to name Hughes’ successor.

Hughes has one more year remaining on his Virginia Tech contract.

Hughes replaces Sunny Golloway, who went 346-181-1 in eight-plus seasons with the Sooners before being hired away by Auburn earlier this month.

Oklahoma appeared in an NCAA Regional in each of his last six seasons and won 40-plus games in each of the last five seasons.

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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