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SAN DIEGO – San Diego State Director of Athletics Jim Sterk has announced that Tony Gwynn has signed a new contract to continue as the Aztecs’ head baseball coach for the next three years.
Gwynn completed his ninth year at the helm of the SDSU program this past season after assuming the head coaching role for the 2002 campaign. During his tenure, he has taken his squads to a regular-season Mountain West Conference title (2004) and a trip to the NCAA Regionals (2009). His teams have finished lower than third in the final league standings only once during his tenure. He was named the conference coach of the year in 2004 after leading the Aztecs to a first-place league finish.
Over the past nine season Gwynn has coach a pair of All-Americans plus five freshman All-America selections and four all-Region honorees. A total of 44 of his players have received all-conference recognition as well. In addition 40 Aztec have been chose by Major League clubs in the annual amateur draft including 13 in the first 10 rounds.
“Now that the contract has been signed, we can concentrate on our goal of moving the program in the right direction,” commented Gwynn. “We made progress, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. “I am still fully committed to my job here at San Diego State and look forward to continue building on the program in the future.”