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Randy Mazey to Retire After 2024 Season, Succession Plan for WVU in Place



Randy Mazey

The end of another era for a coach is coming to WVU. Randy Mazey will be stepping away from his position as head coach of the West Virginia baseball team and retiring at the conclusion of next season, according to Bob Hertzel. He plans to turn the program over to assistant Steve Sabins.

This news comes after Mazey led the Mountaineers to one of WVU’s best baseball seasons ever. Despite fading down the stretch, West Virginia still ended up with a share of the Big 12 regular season title, 40 wins, an NCAA Tournament appearance and win and reached national rankings within the top 10 in the country.

In the midst of the 2023 success, Mazey also surpassed 500 career wins as a coach and 300 at WVU. Mazey was named Big 12 Coach of the Year as well.

When Mazey arrived in Morgantown in 2013, he was taking over a program that had fallen out of contention with 3 straight losing season under his predecessor Greg Van Zant. Mazey instantly turned the Mountaineers into a winner again, going 33-26 in his first season at WVU.

Since that time, Mazey has won 320 games and holds a .570 win percentage. Prior to turning West Virginia around, Mazey served as an assistant at TCU. He spent time as a head coach at East Carolina (2003-2005) and Charleston Southern (1994-1996) and also was an assistant at Georgia, East Carolina and Tennessee throughout his coaching career.

Mazey’s final season at WVU will now coincide with his star JJ Wetherholt‘s last year of college baseball.

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