One-on-one with Notre Dame baseball coach Shawn Stiffler


Notre Dame is coming off a pair of standout baseball seasons that saw the Fighting Irish qualify for NCAA super regional spots and a trip to the College World Series in 2022.

The architect of this success – former head coach Jarrett Link – left Notre Dame for his alma mater, Florida State. Notre Dame immediately went for a coach who they believe can build on that success and take the Irish to even greater heights. This man was Shawn Stifflerwho has spent the past 11 seasons as head coach of the Virginia Commonwealth.

Following his announcement as head coach, Stiffler joined Irish Breakdown’s Sean Stire for a personal interview.


Head Coach’s Overall Record: 352-207 (11 seasons at VCU)

Record includes Overall Record, Conference Record, Conference End

2012: 12-9 / 8-9 – 5th – Colonial (interim coach)
2013: 28-26 / 12-12 – 8th (tie) – Atlantic 10
2014: 37-20 / 15-10 – 4th – Atlantic 10
2015: 40-25 / 14-10 – 4th (tie) – Atlantic 10
2016: 38-19 / 17-9 – 2nd – Atlantic 10
2017: 35-22 / 21-7 – 1st – Atlantic 10
2018: 34-23 / 14-10 – 5th (tie) – Atlantic 10
2019: 39-19 / 19-5 – 1st – Atlantic 10
2020: 9-8 / 0-0
2021: 38-16 / 13-3 – 1st (South) – Atlantic 10
2022: 42-20 / 19-5 – 2nd – Atlantic 10

Post-season results

2012 (CAA): Beat VCU, lost to UNC-Wilmington, beat Towson, lost to Hofstra
2014 (A10): Beat Richmond, beat Saint Louis, lost to George Mason, beat Saint Louis, lost to George Mason
2015 (A10): Beat Davidson, beat Saint Louis, beat VCU, beat Rhode Island
2015 (NCAA Regional/Super): Beat Dallas Baptist, beat Oregon State, lose to Dallas Baptist, beat Dallas Baptist, lose twice to Miami
2016 (A10): Beat George Washington, lost to Davidson, lost to St. Joseph’s
2017 (A10): Beat George Washington, beat Davidson, lose to Davidson twice
2018 (A10): Lost to Fordham, lost to George Washington
2019 (A10): Lost to Fordham, lost to Richmond
2021 (A10): Beat St. Joseph’s, beat Rhode Island, beat Dayton
2021 (NCAA Regional): Beat Campbell, lost to Mississippi State, lost to Campbell
2022 (A10): Beat Richmond, beat St. Joseph’s, beat Davidson, beat Richmond
2022 (NCAA Regional): Beat Georgia, beat North Carolina, lose twice to North Carolina

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