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Getting to Know WVU Baseball’s Next Head Coach Steve Sabins

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Steve Sabins with WVU Baseball team
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Now that it’s clear current assistant coach Steve Sabins will be taking over for Randy Mazey after the 2024 season, it’s time to get more familiar with the man who will be leading the WVU baseball program.

Sabins, who has been on Mazey’s staff for eight years, hails from Austin, Texas. Throughout his tenure with West Virginia, Sabin has helped lead the charge in developing the WVU hitters and has been a big part of the recruiting effort that has brought in some of the best classes in the program’s history.

After initially starting off at WVU as just an assistant coach in 2018, Sabin has worked his way up to recruiting coordinator in 2018 and now the top assistant head coach, a position he’s held since 2022.

WVU’s nationally ranked 2018 class, West Virginia’s first top-25 recruiting class ever, stands out as a big feather in the cap for Sabins. He followed up the 2028 class with another top 25 class in 2019, marking the first time WVU signed back-to-back top-25 classes.

As far as during games, Sabins often serves as the third base coach. While he has never been a head coach, Sabins is widely regarded as one of the best assistant coaches in the country. He even represented the Mountaineers at the Surefire Forum in 2020, an event that brings together some of the nation’s top coaches to promote the future of the game.

Before arriving in Morgantown, Sabins served as graduate assistant, plater development coordinator and then a volunteer assistant at Oklahoma State from 2012 to 2015.

Steve Sabins offered this brief statement after the announcement that he will be replacing Mazey as head coach following the 2024 season.

“Eight years ago, Coach Mazey took a risk on me and hired the youngest Power 5 assistant in the country. I was unproven with no direct ties to West Virginia. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity he gave me and my family. I’ve worked hard every day since to prove him right and make WVU proud. Tabitha and I have poured our energy into this community, welcomed two children, Charlee and Tucker, and Morgantown has become home.”

Click here for WVSN’s initial report about Mazey’s succession plan and his own message to Mountaineer Nation.

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