Bradley Lecroy was in Charlotte on Monday to interview for the 49ers head coaching vacancy. The team is looking to replace longtime head coach Loren Hibbs, who recently retired after 27 years on the job.
Lecroy, currently in the midst of his second go around as an assistant in Tiger Town, has been on the baseball staff for a total of twelve years, and just finished up his tenth year after returning to Clemson in 2010.
Lecroy has also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator since 2010. He’s served in that position under both Jack Leggett and Monte Lee, and has signed Top 15 recruiting classes two out of the past three years.
Lecroy is without question experienced enough to take over his own program. The coaching tree of Hall of Famer Jack Leggett has spawned some very successful D1 head coaches. Kevin O’Sullivan of Florida, Tim Corbin of Vanderbilt, and Erik Bakich of Michigan being the most notable.
Corbin and Bakich have both led their teams to the CWS Final this season and are squaring off in Omaha, meaning for the second consecutive season a former Leggett assistant will win the College World Series. Last season, Kevin O’Sullivan led his Florida Gators to the title, winning his first national championship.