KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano will have another year to try getting the Volunteers back up the Southeastern Conference standings.

Athletic director Dave Hart said Thursday that Serrano will return next season. Serrano’s contract, which pays him $450,000 per year, was set to expire June 30. Hart said he planned to extend Serrano’s contract by one year, likely at the same terms.

Hart said at a news conference that “very simply stated, I still believe in Dave Serrano.”

Serrano, who took UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton to the College World Series earlier in his career, hasn’t matched that success at Tennessee. Serrano is 130-138 in five seasons at Tennessee and 419-278-1 in 12 seasons overall.

Tennessee (29-28) is expected to miss the NCAA Tournament for an 11th straight season.