Clemson, Jack Leggett close to finalizing contract extension

Terry Don Phillips: 'We have a very good program and an outstanding coaching staff and we’ve come awfully close'

Jack Leggett

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Jack Leggett

Clemson is close to finalizing a two-year contract extension with baseball coach Jack Leggett that would keep him at Clemson through the 2016 season.

“There will be a forthcoming contract extension,” Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips said Wednesday. “We have a very good program and an outstanding coaching staff and we’ve come awfully close (to a national title).”

Phillips declined to reveal the financial details of the new contract.

Leggett has been the head coach at Clemson since 1994, having guided the Tigers to six College World Series appearances. Leggett has also passed Clemson legendary coach Bill Wilhelm on the NCAA’s all-time wins list. However, those accomplishments have been overshadowed by rival South Carolina's back-to-back national championships.

Clemson was knocked out of the 2011 NCAA tournament by Connecticut earlier this month in the Clemson Regional.

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Truthasitis writes:

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Clemson is lucky to have Jack Leggett, his players may sometime choke, but his record is unbelieavable. To lose him would kill the program.

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