Tennessee Vols baseball coach Dave Serrano informed Athletic Director John Currie on Wednesday that he has decided to resign at the end of the season.
Serrano’s accomplishments as baseball coach at Tennessee include overseeing an improvement in the graduation success rate of his players and the highest-ever multi-year APR score for the baseball team. He’s also coached 14 players who were eventually selected in the MLB Draft and signed six consecutive Top 20 recruiting classes.
Unfortunately, Serrano was never able to achieve the same kind of success in the win/loss column at Tennessee that he had at other stops. In his 13-year head coaching career, he has a 446-229-1 record, and yet his record on Rocky Top is only 157-160.
Serrano will continue to coach the remainder of this season, including any postseason tournaments for which the team might qualify. When he leaves, assistant coach Larry Simcox will take over as interim while the program searches for Serrano’s replacement.