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Report: Scott Stricklin leaving Kent State baseball for Georgia

By George Thomas Published: June 1, 2013

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Kent State Golden Flashes baseball coach Scott Stricklin will depart the university to take over the top job for the University of Georgia.

An official announcement is expected Monday in Athens, Ga.

Stricklin signed a six-year contract extension last September months after the Golden Flashes made a deep run into the College World Series.

"Our new agreement with Scott is just part of the University's overall commitment to ensure that our baseball program remains one of the top programs in the nation," said director of athletics Joel Nielsen after the extension was signed.

Stricklin, a Kent State alum, stayed another season eventually losing in the MAC Championship Tournament last week after a season he termed inconsistent.

During his nine-year stint with the Golden Flashes, he took his teams to five NCAA Tournament berths, a College World Series appearance and owns a 350-188 record.

Officials from Kent State University could not be reached for comment.

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