After Sam Esposito took the helm, Wolfpack baseball never again had a single losing season. In 1968 he guided the Wolfpack to the league championship, the NCAA District III title and a third-place finish in the College World Series. Another high point came in 1973-1975, when the Pack captured three consecutive ACC titles. Esposito played major league baseball for ten years and helped the Chicago White Sox reach the 1959 World Series. He was named ACC Coach of the Year in 1984 and 1986.