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May 21, 2013

Georgia coach resigns following losing year

ATHENS — David Perno resigned as the University of Georgia’s head baseball coach, according to an announcement Monday by athletics director Greg McGarity posted on the college’s athletics website, georgiadogs.com.

Perno was on the Bulldogs’ coaching staff for 17 years, including the past 12 as head coach. He led the program to the College World Series in 2004, 2006 and 2008 and in the first and last of those years won the Southeastern Conference championship. In 2008, Georgia made it to the CWS Finals.

Georgia finished this year 21-32 overall and 7-20 in SEC play.

“David was a part of our baseball program when it won a national title and helped Georgia advance to the College World Series five times during his playing and coaching career,” McGarity said. “... We have begun the process of finding the next head coach to lead our program and will do so as quickly as possible.”

Perno was on Georgia’s 1990 national championship team.

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