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WVU Baseball HC Randy Mazey Releases Statement About Upcoming Retirement



Randy Mazey

As WVU confirmed the rumors and reports about Randy Mazey deciding the 2024 season will be his last, he released a statement to elaborate with his own thoughts.

“I would like to thank President Gee, Wren Baker, and Matt Wells for their tremendous support of our baseball program,” said Mazey. “I would also like to thank Oliver Luck and Keli Zinn for giving me the opportunity to come to WVU and bring our baseball program to a Top 25 level. I am not stepping down, I am stepping aside after the 2024 season to let Coach Sabins, Coach Ginther, and Coach Garcia continue to take WVU Baseball to levels it has never reached before. I am 100% confident that Coach Sabins and this staff have the ability to do just that, and I am just as excited for the future of Mountaineer baseball now as I have ever been,” said Mazey.

“I love WVU Baseball, and I am very proud of what we have accomplished in my time here,” continued Mazey. “Amanda, Weston, Sierra and I have fallen in love with Morgantown, the people here, the fans, and the entire state of West Virginia. This is our home, and I will continue to help this baseball program within the community and the state to the best of my ability.

“However, since next season will be my last on the field, I do ask our great fans for their continued support to help make it our best season yet. Let’s Go!”

The end of another era for a coach is coming to WVU with Mazey stepping away from his position as head coach of the West Virginia baseball team and retiring at the conclusion of next season. 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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