July 26, 2012
Auburn baseball Director of Player Development Link Jarrett has been named the head coach at UNC Greensboro, it was announced on Thursday morning. Jarrett leaves Auburn after three years.
"Link Jarrett did an outstanding job during his time here. He has certainly moved the program forward and we wish him and family nothing but the best," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said.
"Working with Coach Pawlowski, Scott Foxhall, Ty Megahee and Scott Duval over the past three years was incredible," Jarrett said. "The effort and energy they all spend on the Auburn baseball program is unbelievable. I respect the dedication by our players in striving to work to be the best, and I wish them all the best in their futures."
The hitting coach at Auburn, Jarrett helped develop one of the top offenses in the Southeastern Conference. Since his arrival at Auburn prior to the 2010 SEC Western Division Championship, Auburn has ranked atop the league in batting average in both 2010 (.348) and 2012 (.304), with six regulars off of the 2012 team hitting above .300. His 2010 charges also led the nation in home runs (131) and slugging percentage (.591) while setting school records in six different categories.
During his three years at Auburn he saw eight position players earn All-SEC awards and had 11 position players drafted in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.
Auburn's search for his replacement will begin immediately.
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