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Va Tech promotes Mason as head baseball coach

Updated: June 27, 2013, 6:21 PM ET
Associated Press

Patrick Mason, a college assistant coach for 17 years, is Virginia Tech's new baseball coach.

Mason replaces Pete Hughes, who left Thursday after seven seasons to take the same job at Oklahoma.

Mason has been the Hokies' pitching coach and recruiting coordinator the last three years, and athletic director Jim Weaver said Mason's relationship with players that have committed to the Hokies over the next two seasons, as well as the need to act quickly rather than risk having him follow ...

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