After the success of the Michigan baseball team this past season, coach Rich Maloney became a hot name amongst some of the open jobs. The biggest worry for U-M fans came in the form of Tennessee, who actually interviewed him for their head coaching position. Luckily, as soon as news of that got out, Maloney had a new 5-year contract with the Maize and Blue a day or so later.
University of Michigan athletic director Bill Martin announced Rich Maloney has signed a five-year contract to continue as head coach of the U-M baseball team Wednesday evening (June 20). Terms will be announced at a later date.
“We’re very happy to keep Rich in the Michigan family,” said Martin. “He’s done a tremendous job bringing the program back and we look forward to having this program continue to grow under his guidance in the next five years.”
This is great news and really is something that had to be done. With the renovations of Fisher Stadium taking place, Michigan baseball is looking to take that next step of becoming a national championship contender each and every year. Without Rich Maloney, let’s just say the entire program would take quite a few steps back.
The exact terms of the contract haven’t been released yet, meaning we don’t know how much the new contract is worth. Either way, this is the first multi-year contract for any Michigan baseball coach, and in my opinion, is more than well-deserved.