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
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
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.