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Re-Introducing Steve Sabins as Next WVU Baseball Head Coach

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WVU Baseball HC Steve Sabins

Now that the historic 2024 season is over, the WVU Baseball program is officially turning the page to a new era. Randy Mazey will leave behind a legacy of transforming the Mountaineers into a national contender and ride off into the sunset of retirement. And with Mazey’s exit comes the ascension of one of his key assistants – Steve Sabins.

It’s time to offer a refresher and re-introduction of West Virginia’s next head coach.

Sabins, who just finished his ninth year on Mazey’s staff, hails from Austin, Texas. Throughout his tenure with West Virginia, Sabin 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 worked his way up to recruiting coordinator in 2018, and then the top assistant head coach, a position he’s held since 2022.

Steve Sabins with WVU Baseball team

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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 2018 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 has been mostly serving 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.

WVU Baseball Dayne Leonard

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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 when WVU announced he would be taking over for 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.”

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  1. gary soltes

    June 11, 2024 at 7:04 am

    i loved our team but did not know sabin was hitting coach.hope he looks at film and sees how many first strike pitches went by then swung at a bad pitch for the second strike .

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