Staff report

Former College of Charleston and Auburn head baseball coach John Pawlowski has been named pitching coach at San Diego State, Aztecs head coach Tony Gwynn announced.

Pawlowski, a former Clemson pitcher and pitching coach who reached the majors with the Chicago White Sox, was fired at Auburn last spring. He went 167-126 (.560) in five years with the Tigers.

“John brings a wealth of experience with him to the position of pitching coach at San Diego State,” said Gwynn, a Hall of Fame player with the San Diego Padres. “We had a number of outstanding applicants and we feel he’s the best fit for what we’re trying to accomplish in our program. His experience as a pitcher at both the collegiate and Major League levels along with his time as a collegiate coach with some of the nation’s top programs makes him a valuable asset to our team.”

Pawlowski, 50, led the College of Charleston to three straight NCAA Tournament bids. The Cougars won the Lexington Regional in 2006 and played in the Atlanta Super Regional.

He also served as pitching coach at Arizona State.