Randy Mazey Logs 300th Victory as Mountaineers Head Coach
WVU Baseball head coach Randy Mazey reached a major milestone Saturday, earning his 300th win as the Mountaineers head man with the team’s 5-1 win over Arizona.
Cal State Northridge transfer Blaine Traxel starred in his second start in the gold and blue, throwing a complete game on 124 pitches and powering West Virginia to victory.
Congrats to Coach Mazey who, with yesterday’s win, now has 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ as the head coach of the Mountaineers!
Many more to come!#HailWV pic.twitter.com/AcRg4fCNDV
— WVU Baseball (@WVUBaseball) February 26, 2023
The Mountaineers hired Mazey following the conclusion of the 2012 season and have made the NCAA Tournament twice in his nine full seasons—the 2020 campaign was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They ended a 21 year tournament drought with their 2017 appearance.
Mazey cut his teeth as the head coach at Charleston Southern and later East Carolina, making the tournament in four of six seasons between those programs.
He later served as an assistant at TCU, and the Mountaineers hired him from that role ahead of their move to the Big 12 in 2012.
Mazey played a huge role in bringing the program back to relevance, all while helping them navigate the switch to a powerhouse conference.
He made the Mountaineers known for his particular style of play that emphasizes savvy base running, affectionately known as ‘Mazeyball.’