June 13, 2009
Virginia Baseball Head Coach Brian O'Connor has been named the National College Baseball Writer's Association National Coach of the Year.
O'Connor has led the Cavaliers to a 48 win season, the most in program history. He has also led Virginia to a berth in the College World Series for the first time ever, as well as the program's first ACC Championship since 19-96. O'Connor was the only coach to appear on every voter's ballot.
O'Connor and the Cavaliers fell to LSU in their College World Series opener Saturday night 9-5. They will face Cal State Fullerton in Monday's elimination game. First pitch is set for 2 pm from Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha.