Jack Leggett

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Jack Leggett
Sport(s)Baseball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamClemson
Record887–426–1
Biographical details
Born(1954-03-05) March 5, 1954 (age 60)
Bangor, Maine
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1982
1983–1991
1992–1993
1994–present
Vermont
Western Carolina
Clemson (assistant)
Clemson
Head coaching record
Overall1,264–716–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1985 Southern Conference
1986 Southern Conference
1987 Southern Conference
1988 Southern Conference
1989 Southern Conference
1994 Atlantic Coast Conference
2006 Atlantic Coast Conference
Awards
1994 ACC Coach-of-the-Year
1995 ACC Coach-of-the-Year
2006 ACC Coach-of-the-Year
 
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Jack Leggett
Sport(s)Baseball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamClemson
Record887–426–1
Biographical details
Born(1954-03-05) March 5, 1954 (age 60)
Bangor, Maine
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1982
1983–1991
1992–1993
1994–present
Vermont
Western Carolina
Clemson (assistant)
Clemson
Head coaching record
Overall1,264–716–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1985 Southern Conference
1986 Southern Conference
1987 Southern Conference
1988 Southern Conference
1989 Southern Conference
1994 Atlantic Coast Conference
2006 Atlantic Coast Conference
Awards
1994 ACC Coach-of-the-Year
1995 ACC Coach-of-the-Year
2006 ACC Coach-of-the-Year

Jack Leggett (born March 5, 1954) is an American college baseball coach, the head coach of the Clemson Tigers since the 1994 season.[1] Under Leggett, the Tigers have reached the College World Series six times.[2] As of the end of the 2012 season, he has a career record of 1,224–694–1, with seven conference tournament titles and 23 NCAA Tournament appearances.

He was named Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Coach of the year in 1994, 1995 and 2006.[3] In 1994, his team won 57 games (second most in ACC history behind the record 60 wins set by the 1991 Clemson team).[citation needed]

Leggett served as head coach for five years at Vermont and nine years at Western Carolina. He became the head coach at Vermont prior to the 1978 season. After coaching the Vermont club baseball team in 1977, Leggett had brought the program back to varsity status, after it had been cut following the 1971 season.[4][5][6] He set a program record for wins (22) in 1981, and Vermont appeared in consecutive ECAC New England Division I Tournaments in 1981 and 1982.[7] At Western Carolina, he had 302 career wins and led the Catamounts to five NCAA Tournaments (1985–89), and five Southern Conference titles. Under his guidance, the Catamounts averaged 33 wins a season during his time in Cullowhee, N.C. He is the only person to be the head coach at both NCAA Division I schools nicknamed the Catamounts (Vermont and Western Carolina).[citation needed]

Leggett was inducted into the Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001 [8] and the Vermont Principals Association Hall of Fame in 2009.[9] In 2014, Leggett will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.[10]

The son of former University of Vermont swim coach Les Leggett, he grew up in South Burlington, Vermont and was a three-sport athlete at South Burlington High School, winning state titles in baseball and football. He attended the University of Maine where he earned all-conference honors in both football (defensive back, kicker) and baseball (infielder), captaining the Black Bears in 1976 when they advanced to the College World Series. In football, he holds the Maine record for longest field goal, a 52-yarder.[11]

Head coaching record[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Vermont Catamounts (Eastern College Athletic Conference) (1978–1982)
1978Vermont11–9
1979Vermont12–11
1980Vermont12–16
1981Vermont22–15ECAC Tournament
1982Vermont18–10ECAC Tournament
Vermont:75–61
Western Carolina Catamounts (Southern Conference) (1983–1991)
1983Western Carolina25–209–53rd
1984Western Carolina37–2013–31st (South)SoCon Tournament
1985Western Carolina37–3511–62nd (South)NCAA Regional
1986Western Carolina33–2812–51st (South)NCAA Regional
1987Western Carolina36–2013–31st (South)NCAA Regional
1988Western Carolina38–2414–31st (South)NCAA Regional
1989Western Carolina23–3110–51stNCAA Regional
1990Western Carolina37–2510–7T–2ndSoCon Tournament
1991Western Carolina36–2611–32ndSoCon Tournament
Western Carolina:302–229103–40
Clemson Tigers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1994–present)
1994Clemson57–1820–41stNCAA Regional
1995Clemson54–1420–41stCollege World Series
1996Clemson51–1717–72ndCollege World Series
1997Clemson41–2313–104thNCAA Regional
1998Clemson43–1614–9T–2ndNCAA Regional
1999Clemson42–2713–104thNCAA Super Regional
2000Clemson51–1817–72ndCollege World Series
2001Clemson41–2217–72ndNCAA Super Regional
2002Clemson54–1716–84thCollege World Series
2003Clemson39–2215–9T–3rdNCAA Regional
2004Clemson39–2614–10T–4thNCAA Regional
2005Clemson43–2321–92ndNCAA Super Regional
2006Clemson53–1624–61st (Atlantic) College World Series
2007Clemson41–2318–122nd (Atlantic) NCAA Super Regional
2008Clemson31–27–111–18–14th (Atlantic) ACC Tournament
2009Clemson44–2219–112nd (Atlantic) NCAA Super Regional
2010Clemson45–2518–12T–1st (Atlantic) College World Series
2011Clemson43–2017–132nd (Atlantic) NCAA Regional
2012Clemson35–2816–143rd (Atlantic) NCAA Regional
2013Clemson40–2218–123rd (Atlantic) NCAA Regional
Clemson:887–426–1338–192
Total:1,264–716–1

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "#7 Jack Leggett". ClemsonTigers.com. Clemson Sports Information. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Record Book". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2006 Clemson Regional". CollegeBaseballInsider.com. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ McGranahan, Ed (February 22, 2008). "Baseball a Way of Life for Leggett". WLTX.com. The Greenville News. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Vermont Board Votes Thursday on Future of Football Program". The Day (New London, Connecticut, USA). Associated Press. November 15, 1974. Retrieved January 19, 2013. "The trustees eliminated intercollegiate baseball a few years ago, citing a lack of attendance at games as a reason." 
  6. ^ Bufano, Shane (May 10, 2010). "Where Have All the Catamounts Gone?". VermontScoreboard.com. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Meet Vermont's Coaching Staff." 1982 ECAC New England Division I Baseball Tournament Press Release. "Leggett took a team that was missing four of its top six hitters from the 1981 record-setting tournament team and took them to its second consecutive tournament appearance. ... Leggett has a career mark of 73-59 (.553) going into this weekend's playoffs in Pawtucket, including last year's 22-15 mark, the most wins in the 86-year history of Vermont baseball."
  8. ^ Western Carolina Announces 2001 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees :: Jack Leggett, Brett Miller, Bruce Peterson and Karen Sanders Peterson To Be Honored
  9. ^ VPA Hall of Fame Inductees
  10. ^ "Leggett to Be Inducted into ABCA Hall of Fame". CollegeBaseballInsider.com. January 15, 2013. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ Suttles, Aaron (June 11, 2010). "Clemson Coach a College Legend". TuscaloosaNews.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 

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