Report: TCU's Mazey To Lead WVU Baseball

Report: TCU's Mazey To Lead WVU Baseball

If the tweets of Stefan Stevenson, the TCU beat reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, are to be believed, West Virginia has its new baseball coach. Stevenson tweeted Tuesday evening that Horned Frogs associate head coach Randy Mazey is headed to Morgantown.

If Mazey indeed takes the job, he will bring an impressive resume to his third college head coaching job.

Most recently, he led East Carolina for three seasons, posting a 120-66-1 record and leading the Pirates to three NCAA Regional appearances (including a Super Regional in 2004).

While many consider the WVU coaching job a rebuilding project, that shouldn't alarm Mazey. In his first head coaching stint, he led Charleston Southern to the 1996 NCAA Regionals -- the school's first ever appearance there -- and did so with a team that was predicted to finish last in the Big South Conference.

He has been named both the Big South and Conference USA coach of the year and was the ABCA East Region coach of the year while at ECU.

At TCU, Mazey has helped supervise a strong program that went to the NCAA Regionals in each of his first five seasons there, including two Super Regionals and one berth in the College World Series.

The former recruiting coordinator at Tennessee, East Carolina and Georgia, Mazey was promoted to associate head coach at TCU in 2010.

"As I've always said, he is one of the best pure baseball coaches in the game today, at any level," TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle is quoted as saying of Mazey on the latter's official bio page on the Horned Frogs' athletics web site.

A native of Johnstown, Pa., Mazey began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater, Clemson, where he coached or recruited 40 players who went on to play professionally.

Mazey holds both a bachelor's degree in administrative management and an MBA from Clemson.

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