A hero of postseason college baseball has been named the manager of the Chicago Cubs.

David Ross — who played in a pair of College World Series with Auburn and Florida — was named to the job on Thursday, Oct. 24. Ross, who won a pair of World Series as a player with the Cubs and Boston Red Sox, signed a three-year deal with a club option for 2023.

This will be Ross’ first stint as a baseball coach. Since his retirement in 2016, he has worked with ESPN as an analyst and appeared on Dancing With the Stars.

Ross, 42, grew up in Tallahassee, Fla., and spent his college ball days starring behind the plate for a pair of Southeastern Conference giants.

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David Ross at Auburn

Ross appeared in 80 games for the Tigers between the 1996 and 1997 seasons, making 41 starts

With one swing of the bat in the 1997 Tallahassee Regional, Ross put himself in Auburn baseball lore. With two runners on, but trailing Florida State by two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Ross squared up at the plate and drove a 2-2 slider over the left field wall, giving the Tigers a walk-off victory. The next day, Auburn won again to advance to the College World Series.

Ross’ future Atlanta Braves’ teammate Tim Hudson was on that Auburn team too.

“I just remember David battling,” Hudson told auburntigers.com in 2017. “The one thing I remember, I remember sitting on second base at one point thinking, golly man, how awesome would it be if he would just get ahold of one and hit a homer. What an unbelievable ending to a game, not really thinking, what’s the chances of it happening?”