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Michigan’s Erik Bakich Named NCBWA Coach of the Year

OMAHA, Neb. -- As the Wolverines prepare to face Texas Tech Saturday afternoon in their College World Series opener (2 PM ET, ESPN,) their head coach received a major honor Saturday morning in Omaha.

Erik Bakich has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Coach of the Year.

”Erik Bakich has done a magnificent job of returning the Michigan baseball program to its traditional status,” said NCBWA executive director Bo Carter. “To go on the road and upset the No. 1 NCAA Championship seed UCLA is one of the great feats in college baseball this season.