The Notre Dame baseball team is a month away from first pitch, but it seems like first-year head coach Shawn Stiffler is already in mid-season form. The initial season from the new Irish coach should be very telling as to where the program is headed.
The team under Link Jarrett went 86-32 during two full seasons and the shortened COVID-19 2020 campaign. One can argue that was the greatest stretch ever for Notre Dame Baseball, even though it was short-lived.
When Jarrett opted to return to his alma mater, Florida State, he left a massive hole that Stiffler is expected to fill. The new Irish coach seems like a very likable leader and his record at VCU was very impressive at 352-207.
If the Irish play as loose as they seem in this video of Stiffler mic’d up, then it should bode very well for the first season with him as the head coach.
Irish Baseball is just 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 away!
— Notre Dame Baseball (@NDBaseball) January 17, 2023
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