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WVU Baseball Names New Assistant Coach, Promoting from Within

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A WVU helmet hangs in the dugout as the Mountaineers played against North Carolina on June 8, 2024, in the Super Regionals of the NCAA Tournament at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Mitchell Northam / WV Sports Now)

In addition to adding new players to the roster, WVU Baseball head coach Steve Sabins is also restructuring the coaching staff. On Thursday, the program announced its promoting Justin Oney to assistant coach.

Oney, who has been in Morgantown for two years, will now move from one role to another for the Mountaineers.

Oney first served as the Director of Player Development in 2023 and then became Pitching Coordinator in 2024. He was a big part of the two most successful team seasons in program history, highlighted by a 2023 Big 12 Championship, back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances and a Super Regional berth in 2024.

Sabins offered a statement about working with Oney and his promotion as part of the program’s press release:

“Justin Oney is one of the best developers of pitchers in the country. His ability to relate to young people and find ways to get them better is unmatched,” said Sabins. “He has a relationship-oriented approach matched with a data-centric mindset, utilizing technology, data, and a network of professionals in the pitching industry to ensure no rock is left unturned in the development of our pitchers. He loves recruiting, wants to see WVU on top, and is from the state and proud to be a Mountaineer. We are lucky Coach Oney will be on our staff. His fiancée Corey loves WVU Baseball and is a big part of our team as well.”

Oney expressed his gratitude to both Sabins and his predecessor Randy Mazey.

“I want to thank Coach Mazey for bringing me back home two years ago and Coach Sabins for keeping Corie and me around in Morgantown as part of his staff,” Oney said. “It’s been a blast representing the great state of West Virginia and I look forward to continuing to do so.”

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