University of Central Florida baseball head coach Terry Rooney will be hanging up his Knight gear for a little bit of Crimson Tide.

Rooney will now be have the title of associate head coach at Alabama.


“We wish Terry and his family the best of luck,” UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White said in a release. “During his tenure at UCF, Coach Rooney showed a great deal of passion for his players and the program. We thank him for his efforts over the past eight years. Terry and his teams have laid a great foundation to continue building on in the future.”

The Knights lead a record of 261-209 under Rooney’s leadership

Rooney was head coach at UCF for eight seasons and won 2014 American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

In the meantime, Ryan Klosterman will serve as interim head coach.

Klosterman was associate head coach last season.