University of Nevada.
University of Nevada.
Prior to becoming a coach, Savage played two years with the Cincinnati Reds organization, after three years playing at Santa Clara University. In 1987, he then helped the Salt Lake City Trappers set a professional baseball record of 29 consecutive victories. In 1991, Savage received a bachelor"s degree in secondary education from the University of Nevada.
Savage"s coaching career started at his alma mater Reno (Nevada) High School as a pitching coach in 1988.
Between 1992 and 2000, Savage was an assistant coach at Nevada and University of Southern California.
Savage was the head baseball coach of the University of California Irvine Anteaters baseball program from 2002 to 2004. Under Savage, University of California Irvine had a record of 88-84-1 (32-34 Conference) and participated in the South Bend Regional in 2004.
University of California, Los Angeles went 15-41 in 2005, its first season under Savage. In 2006, the program qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament, where it went 1-2 in the Malibu Regional.
In 2007, the team advanced to the Super Regional round.
The 2008 team became University of California, Los Angeles"s first to appear in three consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournaments. In the regular season, University of California, Los Angeles played 18 games against teams ranked in Baseball America"s weekly top-25 poll. Savage helped lead the Bruins to series victories in three of the team"s four Pac-10 road series.
The Bruins finished the season in second place, losing two games to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Championship Series.
In 2012, he led University of California, Los Angeles to the College World Series by defeating Texas Christian University in the Los Angeles Super Regional. The Bruins finished the season in 5th place, losing to Arizona and Florida State in the second round.
In 2013, he guided University of California, Los Angeles to the College World Series by defeating Cal State Fullerton. This was the team"s third appearance in the College World Series in four years.
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After winning the first national Chemical Warfare Service championship, Savage agreed to extend his contract with University of California, Los Angeles to 2025 with an increase in salary.