Jack Leggett has devoted much of his professional life to Clemson baseball. On Saturday, the university will say thank you. The former head coach and current program development staff member with the Tigers will have his #7 jersey retired in a ceremony prior to game two of this weekend’s series against Notre Dame. The event is slated for 3:45, with first pitch against the Irish scheduled for 4pm.
Leggett served as Clemson’s head coach for 22 seasons from 1994 to 2015 after spending two seasons as an assistant coach under Head Coach Bill Wilhelm. As head coach, he led the Tigers to 955 wins, 21 NCAA Tournament appearances, and six College World Series berths. Clemson was the seventh-winningest program in the nation during Leggett’s time as head coach.
On Wednesday, he joined SportsTalk to reminisce about his career at Clemson and to remind us all that while Saturday will be emotional, “there is no crying in baseball.”