Texas baseball coach David Pierce has been named Baseball America’s 2018 College Coach of the Year after leading his team to a regular-season Big 12 title and a Men's College World Series appearance.
Pierce, who just completed his second season at the helm of the program, steered Texas to a 42-23 record on the year. With a sweep of TCU on the final series of the season, Texas won the Big 12 Conference regular-season championship for the first time since 2011. He was later named Big 12 Coach of the Year.
After going 3-0 in the Austin Regional, the Longhorns hosted Tennessee Tech in the NCAA Super Regional and took the series 2-1 over the Eagles to send Texas back to the MCWS for a record 36th time. The trip to Omaha was the first for Pierce and his staff and the BA College Coach of the Year honor is also the first such honor for Pierce in his eight seasons as a head coach.