UCLA head coach John Savage has been named by USA Baseball as the manager for the 2017 Collegiate National Team. Savage previously served as an assistant coach on the 2000 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team that finished its summer 27-3-1 and won a gold medal at Haarlem Baseball Week in the Netherlands.
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“We are thrilled to welcome back John Savage to the USA Baseball coaching ranks,” said Paul Seiler, Executive Director and CEO of USA Baseball.
“John has led the UCLA program to new heights under his guidance and we are excited to bring his experience and leadership to the head of our national team program in 2017.”
The remaining Collegiate National Team staff and schedule will be announced at a later time on USABaseball.com. The U.S. will host three international friendship series against Chinese Taipei, Cuba, and Japan in 2017.
— USA Baseball (@USABaseball) November 18, 2016
The announcement comes just days after USA Baseball announced their 2017 dates for their 14U, 16U, and Labor Day Cups. The 2017 USA Baseball’s 14U, 16U, and Labor Day Cups are open-invitation tournaments composed of 48 teams.
The events will be held in Cary, N.C., at the USA Baseball National Training Complex from July 14-16 (14U Cup), July 21-23 (16U Cup), and September 2-4 (Labor Day Cup). USA Baseball will award 48 teams the right to participate based on an application approval process.
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