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Gophers name new Baseball Coach

(Minneapolis, MN) — University of Minnesota Athletics Director Mark Coyle announced that Golden Gopher alum and current Minnesota pitching coach Ty McDevitt has been named head baseball coach. The University and McDevitt have agreed to a three-year term, pending the completion of a background check. McDevitt, 31, is Minnesota’s 16th head coach in program history (the Gophers had two coaches in both the 1910 and 1922 seasons), but is only the program’s fourth head coach since 1948. Dick Siebert led the Gophers from 1948-78 and was then followed by George Thomas who was at the helm from 1979-81. McDevitt follows John Anderson who coached Minnesota for 43 seasons from 1982-2024 and amassed 1,390 wins. McDevitt, who graduated from Minnesota in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology law and criminal deviance, will lead Gopher baseball after serving as the team’s pitching coach since 2019. The Apple Valley, Minn. native previously was a volunteer assistant for the Gophers from 2017 to 2018.

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