Tony Vitello is being honored for Tennessee’s record-setting 2022 season. Perfect Game, one of the leading publications covering college baseball, named Vitello the National Coach of the Year for the second season in a row.

In 2022, Vitello’s fifth season at UT, the Volunteers won 57 games, a program record, dropping only 9. The Vols won their first SEC regular-season and tournament titles since 1995 while earning the No. 1 national overall seed for the NCAA Tournament.

The 2022 season marked Tennessee’s third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. UT swept through the Knoxville Regional with wins over Alabama State (10-0), Campbell (12-7) and Georgia Tech (9-6).

Win No. 57 came in Game 2 of the Knoxville Super Regional when the Vols avoided elimination by defeating Notre Dame 12-4. The Irish took Game 3, ending Tennessee’s 2022 season.

Vitello has a 191-77 record as Tennessee’s head coach, taking the Vols to the College World Series in 2021.

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