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Maryland baseball coach John Szefc signs 5-year contract extension

Maryland baseball coach John Szefc, who has led the Terps to consecutive NCAA super regionals, has signed a five-year contact extension.

Before last year, the baseball team had not made the NCAA tournament since 1971.

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"John has done an outstanding job establishing a winning culture during his three seasons at the University of Maryland," director of athletics Kevin Anderson said in a statement on Thursday. "He has led the Maryland baseball program to new heights and brought a renewed energy and excitement to our program. John is a tremendous instructor, leader and motivator. We're excited that he will lead our program for years to come."

Szefc has won 112 games in his three seasons as coach. The Terps won a school-record 42 games this past season before losing to eventual College World Series champion Virginia. Maryland also lost to Virginia in the 2014 super-regional game.

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Eight Terps were selected in Major League Baseball's amateur draft this year.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to continue to lead this program," Szefc said in a statement. "I'm grateful for Kevin Anderson's support and enthusiasm. I've had the pleasure of working with a talented coaching staff, a great group of student-athletes and a committed athletics department. We are encouraged about the strides we have made and look forward to continued success."

Szefc has a 324-209-3 record in 10 seasons as a college baseball coach.

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