College Baseball Daily has learned that Western Kentucky is set to hire John Pawlowski as head coach. Pawlowski has most recently served as the pitching coach at San Diego State after spending five seasons as the head coach with the Auburn Tigers where he accumulated a 167-127 record. Before heading to Auburn, he served as the head coach at the College of Charleston for nine seasons where he went 338-192-1 while being named Southern Conference.
There is expected to be a formal announcement within the next week.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU has hired 14-year head coaching veteran John Pawlowski as Hilltopper head baseball coach, Director of Athletics Todd Stewart announced Thursday.
Pawlowski has a career record of 505-318 (.614) as head coach at College of Charleston and Auburn, and he has been to 11 NCAA Tournaments as a head coach and assistant coach in his 22-year coaching career. He has coached 75 players who have gone on to play in the professional ranks.
Pawlowski will be introduced as WKU head baseball coach at a press conference today at 3:30 (CT) in the Paul Just Media Room at E.A. Diddle Arena.
Pawlowski’s Coaching Career
2014-15: San Diego State Assistant Coach (2 Years; 2 NCAA Tournaments)
2009-13: Auburn Head Coach (5 Years) — 167-126 Record
- 1 NCAA Tournament
2000-08: College of Charleston Head Coach (9 Years) — 338-192 Record
- 3 NCAA Tournaments (1 Super Regional)
3 Coach of the Year Honors
1999: Arizona State Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator (1 Year)
1994-98: Clemson Assistant Coach (5 Years; 5 NCAA Tournaments; 1995, 1996 CWS)