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COLLEGE PARK, MDMatt Swope ’03, who has been associated with Maryland baseball for more than two decades was named head coach of the Terrapins by Damon Evans, Barry P. Gossett Director of Athletics on Monday. Swope has been a part of the Maryland baseball staff for the past 11 seasons as the Terrapins advanced to six NCAA Regionals and two Super Regionals. Maryland won back-to-back Big Ten Championships in the last two seasons and won its first Big Ten Tournament Championship this past season, with Swope serving as associate head coach. He is the ninth head coach in the 132-year history of Maryland baseball as he replaces Rob Vaughn, who was hired at the University of Alabama. 

“We are excited to name Maryland alum Matt Swope as the new head coach of his alma mater,” said Evans. “Matt has been a vital part of the most successful era in Maryland baseball history, one where we set numerous records. He has been directly responsible for our offensive explosion over the last three years as we set records for runs scored, home runs, hits, RBI, slugging percentage, and walks. Being a hometown guy, I know what this means to Matt, being able to lead his beloved Terrapins. We are excited to welcome Matt and his family in this new role as we look to continue the wonderful momentum Maryland baseball has built in recent years.

“I want to thank Rob Vaughn for his 10 years at Maryland as he has lifted the Terrapin program to heights we have never seen before. Rob led us to back-to-back Big Ten Championships and claimed both the Big Ten regular-season title and tournament crown this past season. During his 10 years with the Terps, we appeared in six NCAA Regionals, an unprecedented era in program history, and hosted the first-ever NCAA Regional in school history, last season. We wish Rob and his family the very best in their move to Tuscaloosa.”

Swope is a native of New Carrollton, Maryland, and a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School. He becomes the first Maryland baseball head coach to lead his alma mater since Tom Bradley ’72 (head coach from 1991-2000), who recruited Swope to Maryland in 1998. As a player and staff member, Swope has been a part of 461 victories as a Terp.

“This is truly a dream come true, to be named the head baseball coach at the University of Maryland,” said Swope. “Growing up just down the road from College Park, then playing for the Terps, returning to join the staff, and now being…

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