UWM’s Scott Doffek Signs Contract Extension

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

ScottDoffek MILWAUKEE – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Athletic Director George Koonce has announced that head baseball coach Scott Doffek has signed a new three-year contract.

Doffek just concluded his third season as the head coach of the Panthers. He was named the seventh head baseball coach in school history on Sept. 25, 2006.

"I am pleased that we have been able to agree with Scott Doffek on a new three-year contract," Koonce said. "Scott has given many great years of service to our department and university, and has led our baseball program to tremendous success. We look forward to having Scott with us for many years to come."

Doffek was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2009 after leading his squad to a second-place finish. The team also had a league-high four players earn first team all-league honors.

He has compiled 78 wins in his three years, setting new programs marks for total victories as a first-year head coach and after two and three seasons as the Milwaukee baseball coach as well.

"My family and I feel very fortunate to be able to continue here at UWM," Doffek said. "I appreciate the opportunity that George has given me. This is a very exciting time for Panther Athletics and the baseball program. There our big things on the horizon here and I look forward to being a part of it. The conference has become such a challenge from top to bottom. It has been great to see the league grow in so many ways. My staff and I are thrilled to be apart of the challenge."

Doffek has now been a part of the past 15 season at UWM as either the head coach or assistant head coach. His teams have won 25 or more games in 12 of the last 13 seasons and have won 30 or more games six times overall. UWM has 12 winning league seasons under Doffek – the most of any league school in that span.

Since his first season in 1995, the Panthers have reset every school offensive record while setting school marks for wins and winning percentage multiple times. He led the UWM offense to rank second in the nation in batting average in 2001 and has coached over 30 players that have either been drafted or signed professional contracts.

Off the field, 15 current baseball players have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better while Panther players were regularly honored this season as league scholar-athletes of the week and month.