Various members of the media have confirmed that Virginia Tech baseball coach Pete Hughes has accepted the head coaching position at Oklahoma. The same sources report that associate head coach Patrick Mason has been elevated to the head coaching position at Virginia Tech.
Hughes led Virginia Tech to the NCAA Regionals for the second time this season, and they hosted Regionals for the first time in school history. Ironically, they were eliminated by the Oklahoma Sooners, the destination of Pete Hughes. In his seven seasons at Tech, Hughes went 222-174 after taking over a program that was the ACC’s worst.
Patrick Mason graduated from Northeastern in 1997. He has served on the Tech staff for the past three seasons, handing the VT pitchers. Before that, he was an assistant coach at Northeastern for five seasons. Mason has developed 10 catchers into MLB Draft picks over the course of his coaching career.
A press conference has been called for 4:30pm this afternoon to officially announce Mason as Tech’s new head coach.