Dallas, Texas - Stony Brook head coach Matt Senk was named the 2012 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Coach of the Year, the organization announced Friday at a news conference. Senk, in his 22nd season, led the Seawolves to their first-ever appearance in the College World Series.
Senk led Stony Brook to the most wins (52) in Division I this season. The
Seawolves are only the second No. 4 seed to advance to the CWS since Fresno
State in 2008. SBU is the first New York school to advance this far since St.
John's in 1980 and the first Northeast school since Maine in 1986.
The 2012 America East Coach of the Year, Senk guided Stony Brook to its
fourth America East tile and second in the last three years. After winning the
Coral Gables Regional, the Seawolves shocked the world, upsetting LSU to capture
the Baton Rouge Super Regional en route to Omaha.
Seven players were chosen in the 2012 Major League Baseball first-year player
draft. Junior Travis Jankowski
(Lancaster, Pa.) became Stony Brook's highest drafted player after the San Diego
Padres called his name with the 44th overall pick.
Senk and the Seawolves
will open the 2012 College World Series against UCLA at 5:00 p.m. EST. The game
will be televised live on ESPN2.