Chris Tracz (Marist photo)


Army Slated To Hire Marist’s Tracz

Coaches Corner

Army will hire Marist’s Chris Tracz as its new head coach, sources said on Monday.

Tracz, 40, replaces Black Knights head coach Jim Foster, who recently left the program to become the new head coach at Northwestern. Foster left the program after winning 30-plus games this past season and reaching a fourth-straight NCAA tournament.

Tracz heads to West Point with a good reputation in the region. The long-time Marist skipper spent 13 seasons with the program and earned career win No. 300 this past season as the Red Foxes compiled a 29-17 overall record to go with a 17-5 Metro Atlantic record.

The North Branford, Conn., native has some ties to the Army program. He began his coaching career as an assistant for the Red Foxes, but also spent the 2009 season as an assistant for the Black Knights.

While Army hired Tracz, it did a terrific job of casting a wide net. At least two power conference head coaches — one a premier coach on the national stage that would’ve sent insane shockwaves throughout Division I Baseball — had sincere interest in the vacancy.

With another head coaching vacancy filled, the total number of head coaching changes in Division I Baseball sits at 41, with the remaining vacancies including Marist, Lafayette, Mississippi Valley State and Virginia Commonwealth.

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