UM's Morris Staying Through 2018

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014  |  Updated 6:07 PM EDT
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UM's Morris Staying Through 2018

Longtime Miami Hurricanes head baseball coach Jim Morris will remain in his position through the 2018 season under a new contract announced Tuesday.

Morris has led the Canes to 21 straight trips to the NCAA tournament and guided UM to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title this year.

But UM is also preparing for life after Morris. After the 2018 season, longtime assistant coach Gino DiMare will take over the program.

Morris has taken Miami to the College World Series 11 times, and says "but there is more work to be done and more championships to be won." DiMare has been part of Miami baseball for two decades, first as a player and since as an assistant.

Miami athletic director Blake James says Morris' record at Miami is "unprecedented" and that the extension was well-earned.

The Hurricanes were 44-19 this season.

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