O'Connor Staying at Virginia

UVa Athletic Director Craig Littlepage announced Sunday that the university and head baseball coach Brian O'Connor have agreed to a three-year contract extension. The new contract keeps him in Cavalier orange and blue through the 2012 season.

"I'm pleased by our baseball program's progress during the past four years," Littlepage said. "Brian O'Connor has done a tremendous job. I believe he's pleased with the program's development and the support he's received as our head baseball coach.

"We've had discussions over the past few weeks and I'm delighted we're in agreement that Brian will be our head coach through the 2012 season. This is great news for Virginia baseball."

Just three days ago, there were rumors out of Gainesville, Florida that O'Connor was a candidate for the Gators head coaching job.

"I'm excited to be the Virginia baseball coach for many years to come," O'Connor said. "The University of Virginia continues to be 100 percent committed to having a national caliber baseball program.

Through four seasons, O'Connor is 177-66 at Virginia, and is the quickest coach in school history to 100 wins. In 2004, he was named ACC Coach of the Year.

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