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A College World Series champion will be the featured speaker at this year's Nevada Wolf Pack Bobby Dolan baseball dinner.

Former Wolf Pack assistant coach John Savage, who led the UCLA Bruins to the 2013 College World Series title last June, will speak at the 30th annual Bobby Dolan dinner on Jan. 17 at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in downtown Reno.

The dinner benefits the Wolf Pack baseball program.

Savage, a Reno High graduate, started his coaching career as the pitching coach at Reno High School in 1989 after pitching for the minor league Reno Silver Sox in 1988. Savage was an assistant at Nevada under head coach Gary Powers from 1992-96, helping Powers lead the Pack to the 1994 Big West Conference title and a NCAA Regional berth.

Savage left Nevada to become an assistant coach at USC, helping the Trojans win the 1998 College World Series title. Savage was named the head coach at UC Irvine and led the Anteaters to the school’s first NCAA regional appearance.

Savage has been the head coach at UCLA for nine seasons. Last year he guided the Bruins to a 49-17 record overall and 10-0 in postseason play to capture the College World Series title. It was the third time in the last four seasons UCLA advanced to the College World Series under Savage and the second time (2010) they reached the finals.

For tickets to the Bobby Dolan dinner call Kim Anastassatos at 775-682-6965 or e-mail her at kima@unr.edu.

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