Virginia Tech softball coach Scot Thomas has been fired, according to a release from the Virginia Tech athletic department.
Thomas is the only coach in the history of the Tech softball program. He spent 23 years in his position, and won 794 games, with one appearance in the 2008 Women’s College World Series.
However, results in recent years have not been ideal, and in fact have been sliding downhill…
Whit Babcock indicated in the press release that he will conduct a national search for Virginia Tech’s new head coach.
“Coach Thomas and his student-athletes provided many historic moments for the Hokies over 23 seasons,” Babcock continued. “We will work diligently to find the right individual to serve as the leader of our program going forward. We will make no further comments regarding our softball search until we announce our new head coach.”
Senior associate athletic director Chris Helms will lead Virginia Tech’s search.
“I accept the decision by Whit Babcock to move in a new direction with our softball program,” Thomas said. “It has been with tremendous pride and pleasure that I was able to lead this program for 23 years. I am proud to say that we made history and we were able to take the program to levels that were difficult to imagine given where we began. We did it anyway. I want to thank all of my former staff, players, alumni, and supporters of our program for their dedication over the years.”