Rutgers will be in the market for a new baseball coach for the 2020 season.
On Tuesday, NJ.com reported that Rutgers baseball coach Joe Litterio will not return for the 2020 season. His run comes to an end after leading the Scarlet Knights baseball program for six seasons. Athletic director Pat Hobbs says Litterio’s contract will not be renewed.
Litterio had just completed the final year of a two-year contract worth $156,000 this year. The contract is set to expire on June 30.
“Joe has led the program with class and character, and served as a positive mentor to our student-athletes,” Hobbs said, per NJ.com. “We are grateful for his contributions and proud to have had an alum shepherd the team through its Big Ten transition.”
In six seasons as the head coach, Litterio compiled a 140-173-1 record with the Scarlet Knights. This past year, Rutgers finished the season with a 20-31 record and finished 10th in the B1G standings.
Litterio was also an infield for the Rutgers baseball team from 1990-1993.