Historic Win for Leggett

Historic Win for Leggett

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Historic Win for Leggett

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By Trey McCurry.

Tuesday night’s win was a historic milestone for Clemson head coach Jack Leggett. 

With a 5-4, 10 innings win over Coastal Carolina on April 5th, Jack Leggett moved into a tie for 16th place in all-time wins by a head coach at a Division I school.  Coach Leggett is now tied with longtime Clemson coach and former mentor Bill Wilhelm.  Norm DeBriyn is also tied with coach Leggett and coach Wilhelm with 1161 wins.

By the end of the 2011 season coach Leggett could move into No. 15 on the all-time win list.  Clemson would need to win 25 more games this season for coach Leggett to move to No. 15.

All-Time Winningest Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Current/Last Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson * Wichita State 34 1743
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1704
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1652
4 Cliff Gustafson Texas 29 1427
5 Mark Marquess * Stanford 35 1401
6 Ron Polk Mississippi State 35 1373
7 Rod Dedeaux Southern Cal 44 1342
8 Bob Bennett Fresno State 34 1300
9 Jim Morris * Miami (FL) 30 1297
10 Ron Frasier Miami (FL) 30 1267
11 Jack Stallings Georgia Southern 39 1255
12 Larry Cochell Oklahoma 35 1235
13 Jim Dietz San Diego State 31 1230
14 Richard Jones Illinois 36 1214
15 Jim Gilligan * Lamar 34 1186
16 Jack Leggett * Clemson 32 1161
  Bill Wilhelm Clemson 36 1161
  Norm DeBriyn Arkansas 33 1161
19 Jack Coffey Fordham 47 1160
20 Chuck Brayton Washington State 33 1158
* – active. Records are through Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1743
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1704
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1652
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1401
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1297
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1186
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1161
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1146
9 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1052
10 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1048
Records are through Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

 Leggett’s Milestone Wins 

Leggett Milestone Wins
Win Date Opponent Score
*1 4/21/1978 Connecticut 12-4
^100 5/1/1983 The Citadel (2) 2-1 (8)
^200 4/13/1986 The Citadel 12-4
^300 4/22/1989 Appalachian State 11-10
400 3/23/1994 Hawaii 7-3
500 3/8/1996 Virginia Tech 8-4
600 3/14/1998 Maine (2) 19-11
700 4/23/2000 Duke 12-8
800 5/13/2002 Virginia 5-3
900 3/26/2005 Maryland (1) 6-4 (13)
1000 3/25/2007 Maryland 5-0
1100 5/31/2009 Oklahoma State 15-1
1161 4/5/2011 Coastal Carolina 5-4 (10)
* – as Vermont’s head coach^ – as Western Carolina’s head coachHome wins in bold

 

Leggett’s Milestone Clemson Wins
Win Date Opponent Score
1 2/12/1994 Western Carolina (1) 3-1
100 4/29/1995 Georgia Tech 6-1
200 5/14/1997 Wake Forest 8-6
300 3/8/2000 William & Mary 10-6
400 3/27/2002 Coastal Carolina 6-2
500 4/25/2004 NC State 9-6
600 5/25/2006 Georgia Tech 3-2
700 4/5/2009 Duke 10-1
784 4/5/2011 Coastal Carolina 5-4 (10)
Home wins in bold

Leggett Accomplishments

  • Three time ACC Coach-of-the Year
  • Six College World Series appearances
  • 10 First-Round Draft Picks at Clemson
  • 14 former Clemson players who have played in the Major Leagues
  • 19 consecutive winning seasons as a head coach (29 overall)
  • 20 weeks spent at #1 in at least one of the three major polls
  • 23 NCAA Tournament Appearances (18 at Clemson, 5 at Western Carolina)
  • 28 All-Americans coached at Clemson
  • 67 NCAA Tournament wins (63 at Clemson, 4 at Western Carolina)
  • 97 former Tigers drafted or signed to a professional contract
  • 147 weeks ranked in the top-10 of at least one of the three major polls
  • 209 wins against top-25 opponents at Clemson
  • 292 weeks ranked in the top-25 of at least one of the three major polls
  • 291 ACC regular-season wins

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