Leggett Enters Western Carolina Hall of Fame


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CLEMSON, SC - Clemson Head Baseball Coach Jack Leggett, the
winningest baseball coach at Western Carolina with 302 victories in
nine seasons, will be inducted into the Western Carolina Athletic
Hall of Fame this weekend in Cullowhee, NC.


Leggett led the Catamounts to an unprecedented five consecutive
Southern Conference Championships and five straight NCAA tournament
bids from 1985-89. Two of his teams, 1985 and 1987, finished the
season ranked among the nation's top 30. The 1987 squad reached the
NCAA Midwest Regional championship game. Western averaged 33 wins per
season during Leggett's tenure and played in the SoCon Championship
game in eight of his nine seasons. In addition to his success on the
field 100 percent of the players who completed their eligibility with
the Catamounts, received a degree from WCU. Three players earned
Academic All-American honors.


Leggett has coached Clemson to 380 wins in just eight years - an
average of 47.5 wins per year - and has 757 career wins in his 22
years as a Division I head coach. The Tiger skipper has coached
Clemson to the NCAA Tournament every year he has been at Clemson,
including three berths in the College World Series (1995, 1996 and
2000). In 2001, Clemson won at least 40 games for the 16th
consecutive year and made it to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th
straight year. The Tigers swept through the Clemson Regional to
qualify for their third straight Super Regional, one of just six
schools to do so, before falling to Miami (FL), the eventual national
champion.

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