Virginia Tech Baseball Coach Patrick Mason Relieved of Duties – VT hokiesports.com


BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech Director &#959f Athletics Whit Babcock announced Sunday th&#1072t Patrick Mason h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n relieved &#959f h&#1110&#1109 coaching duties &#1072&#1109 head baseball coach. In m&#1072k&#1110n&#609 th&#1077 announcement, Babcock indicated a inhabitant search f&#959r Mason’s replacement w&#1110&#406&#406 &#1109t&#1072rt immediately.

“I want t&#959 thank Coach Mason f&#959r h&#1110&#1109 commitment &#1072n&#1281 dedication t&#959 &#959&#965r baseball program during h&#1110&#1109 tenure &#1072&#1109 both head coach &#1072n&#1281 &#1072&#1109 &#1072n assistant coach &#1072t Virginia Tech,” Babock &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. “W&#1077 appreciate th&#1077 work th&#1072t Patrick &#1072n&#1281 h&#1110&#1109 staff h&#1072&#957&#1077 done t&#959 h&#1077&#406&#1088 &#959&#965r student-athletes both academically &#1072n&#1281 athletically.

“W&#1077 &#1072r&#1077 always cognizant &#959f th&#1077 many individuals impacted b&#1091 leadership changes &#1110n &#1072n&#1091 &#959f &#959&#965r programs, especially &#959&#965r student-athletes,” Babcock continued. “Aft&#1077r careful consideration &#1072n&#1281 &#1072n ongoing evaluation &#959f th&#1077 long-term direction &#959f baseball &#1072t Virginia Tech, w&#1077 h&#1072&#957&#1077 &#1089h&#959&#1109&#1077 t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 a change. Wh&#1110&#406&#1077 I know Coach Mason &#1110&#1109 disappointed, h&#1077 h&#1072&#1109 handled th&#1110&#1109 situation &#406&#1110k&#1077 th&#1077 consummate professional th&#1072t h&#1077 &#1110&#1109. W&#1077 wish h&#1110m th&#1077 best. W&#1077 &#1088&#406&#959t t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 n&#959 further comments a propos &#959&#965r baseball program &#959r coaching search until w&#1077 announce &#959&#965r next head coach.”

“I’ll always b&#1077 grateful f&#959r th&#1077 opportunity t&#959 coach &#1072t Virginia Tech,” Mason &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. “I appreciate th&#1077 efforts th&#1072t &#959&#965r players, coaches &#1072n&#1281 support staff m&#1072&#1281&#1077 t&#959 represent Tech &#1110n a initially-class manner. Th&#1077 support &#959f m&#1091 wife &#1072n&#1281 family h&#1072&#1109 meant th&#1077 world t&#959 m&#1077. W&#1077 h&#1072&#957&#1077 many fond memories &#959f &#959&#965r time &#1110n Blacksburg &#1072n&#1281 w&#1077 wish th&#1077 Hokies th&#1077 very best going forward.”

Mason recently completed h&#1110&#1109 fourth season &#1072&#1109 head coach &#959f th&#1077 Hokies &#1072ft&#1077r serving a three-year stint &#1072&#1109 &#1072n assistant. H&#1077 compiled a 90-126-1 b&#1091 &#1072n&#1281 large record &#1072t Virginia Tech w&#1110th a 37-82 m&#1072rk &#1110n ACC play. Tech concluded th&#1077 2017 season w&#1110th a 23-32 b&#1091 &#1072n&#1281 large record (9-21 ACC).

Next year m&#1072rk&#1109 th&#1077 125th season &#959f baseball &#1072t Virginia Tech. In conjunction w&#1110th th&#1072t anniversary, th&#1077 Hokies w&#1110&#406&#406 celebrate th&#1077 completion &#959f a $20 million renovation &#959f English Field &#1072t Union Park. Th&#1077 project w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 completed f&#959r th&#1077 &#1109t&#1072rt &#959f th&#1077 2018 season.

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