Danny Hall’s contract extension announced

A five-year contract extension for Georgia Tech baseball coach Danny Hall was announced by the athletic department Tuesday. Hall had completed his previous five-year deal at the end of the 2016 season.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Hall will be starting his 24th season as the Yellow Jackets’ coach, the longest tenure of any coach in team history. The Jackets have won five ACC regular-season championships and five ACC tournaments and have a .669 winning percentage under Hall. The team has continued to regularly appear in the NCAA tournament, but has not enjoyed as much success in recent seasons, finishing under .500 in ACC play in four of the past five seasons. Prior to the 2012 season, Tech had finished above .500 in league play in 24 of the previous 26 seasons.

Tech’s incoming freshman class has been ranked as high as 18th nationally and the team has the potential to be markedly better than the 2016 team, which was beset by injuries to the pitching staff.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to continue to lead the Georgia Tech baseball program,” Hall said in a statement. “My wife, Kara, my sons, Carter and Colin, and I have been blessed to be part of this world-renowned institute.”

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