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UT Baseball Coach Wins SSC Coach of the Year Honor

Published: May 15, 2008
University of Tampa baseball Head Coach Joe Urso was honored May 14 for the third straight year as the Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year.

It is the fifth time in his career that Urso has taken the league’s highest coaching distinction.

“This is the toughest conference in the nation and it is an honor to receive this award,” Urso said.

A former Spartan All-American, Urso is in his eighth season as head coach of the UT baseball team, having assembled a record of 318-98 that includes two back-to-back national championships in the last two years.

Urso’s latest coaching distinction comes as the team enters the NCAA South Regional with hopes of going on to pursue a third straight national championship.

“I am extremely proud of this team and what they have accomplished to this point,” Urso said. “Obviously our goal is to win another national championship. This is a great group and hopefully we can finish the season strong.”

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