July 6, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


McGuire returns to Morehead State as head coach


Former assistant coach Mike McGuire has returned to Morehead State as head coach.


McGuire replaces Jay Sorg, who resigned after five years as head coach at his alma mater. The Eagles were 28-27 this past season, including 13-14 in the Ohio Valley Conference.


This past season, McGuire was head coach at Louisburg College (N.C.). He guided the Hurricanes to a school-record 52 victories and the school’s first No. 1 National Junior College Athletic Association national ranking. Louisburg put together a 27-game win streak, a program record.


McGuire was associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at Winthrop from 2006-11. He was also an assistant with the Eagles from 1997-2002.


From 2003-05, McGuire was head coach at Division II Lander. The Bearcats averaged more that 30 wins during those three seasons.


McGuire played at Akron for two seasons before transferring to South Carolina. He reached a pair of NCAA Regionals while with the Gamecocks. McGuire played two years with Zanesville (Ohio) in the Frontier League, helping the Greys capture a league title in 1993.


McGuire was pitching coach at Morehead State in 1995 and 1996, working with pitchers and catchers. He helped the Eagles reach the OVC Tournament championship game in 1996.


After McGuire earned a bachelor’s degree in sports administration from South Carolina, he received a master’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from Morehead State.