Baseball Head Coach Smoke Laval fired after 7 seasons

Joslyn Simmons

UNF Head Coach Smoke Laval was just the second baseball coach in North Florida’s history, replacing 23-year veteran Dusty Rhodes in 2010.
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North Florida athletics fired Baseball Head Coach Smoke Laval Wednesday afternoon.

Laval came to UNF in 2010 and leaves with a record of 237-160.  North Florida finished 33-24 in the 2017 season and was knocked out the ASUN Tournament by FGCU and cross-town rival JU. The Ospreys lost nine out of their last 11 games.

The search for the new Ospreys head coach will be effective immediately after officials announced that Laval “ has been relieved of his duties”.

Laval spent five years as LSU (2002-2006) head coach with a record of 210-109.

The new head coach will be the third in program history.