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ODU head baseball coach Chris Finwood earns 500th career win

Chris Finwood, ODU baseball
Posted at 8:13 PM, Mar 27, 2021

NORFOLK, Va. - On Saturday afternoon, Old Dominion baseball head coach Chris Finwood picked up his 500th career win.

The milestone was reached when the Monarchs beat Florida International 14-0, their first conference win of the season after opening C-USA play on Friday.

Finwood is in the midst of his 10th season at the helm of the ODU baseball program. In 2014, he was named ABCA East Region Coach of the Year. Three years later he received the VaSID Coach of the Year honor after compiling a 37-21 record, which marked the highest single-season win total for the program since 2006.

Through the past nine seasons, the Hampton native has produced 14 MLB draft selections, three All-Americans, seven Freshman All-Americans and 19 all-conference selections.

Finwood also won his 300th and 400th career games while head coach of the Monarchs. In the Monarchs' victory over Northeastern on March 5, Finwood reached his 250th win as the ODU skipper.

Coach Finwood Milestones

  • First head coaching win: Feb. 21, 1992 vs. Shenandoah (7-2 at VMI)
  • 100th head coaching win: Feb. 22, 2008 vs. Bowling Green (11-4 at WKU)
  • 200th head coaching win: April 10, 2010 vs. South Alabama (12-4 at WKU)
  • 300th head coaching win: Mar. 8, 2014 at No. 17 Rice (2-1 at ODU, 10 inn.)
  • 400th head coaching win: Mar. 17, 2017 vs. Rice (3-2 at ODU)
  • 500th head coaching win: Mar. 27, 2021 vs. FIU (14-0 at ODU)
  • First win at ODU: Feb. 17, 2012 vs. Temple (5-4 at ODU)
  • 100th win at ODU: April 5, 2015 vs. Charlotte (15-1 at ODU)
  • 200th win at ODU: Feb. 26, 2019 vs. Norfolk State (11-0 at ODU)