Notre Dame baseball coach Link Jarrett is leaving South Bend for his alma mater.

The Seminoles officially announced the hire on Friday morning.

β€œIt has been an absolute privilege to represent Notre Dame which truly is one of the finest academic and athletic institutions in the country,” Jarrett said in a press release. β€œI want to thank Father Jenkins, Jack Swarbrick, Jody Sadler and the entire Notre Dame administration for all of their support during my time at Notre Dame. I want to thank all of our student-athletes for their tireless work ethic and dedication to our baseball program. Their accomplishments on and off the field are something I will cherish for the rest of my life. To the entire Notre Dame family and community, thank you for welcoming and supporting my family, you are truly first-class in every manner.

 

Jarrett replaces Mike Martin Jr., who was fired earlier this month after 3 seasons with the Seminoles. Jarrett played at Florida State under Mike Martin Sr. in the 1990’s. He also served as an assistant coach in Tallahassee for 1 season in 2003.

This ends a 3-year run for Jarrett in South Bend. He led the Irish to their third-ever trip to the College World Series this season before ultimately losing to Texas A&M. It was their first appearance in Omaha since 2002.

Prior to taking over at Notre Dame, Jarrett spent 7 seasons at UNC Greensboro.

β€œI think that Link is the finest coach in the game today, and that opinion is held by many in college baseball. We could not be more pleased that he will be leading our program,” FSU athletic director Michael Alford said in the release. β€œHe has been a proven winner at each of his coaching stops.”

Jarrett now takes over a program in Florida State that has major expectations. However, the Seminoles haven’t reached Omaha since 2019.