June 6, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  

Mazey to lead West Virginia


Randy Mazey, associate head coach at TCU, has been hired as head coach at West Virginia.


Mazey is in his sixth season with the Horned Frogs. TCU is 269-104 over the past six years with at least 40 victories each season and six NCAA Regional appearances. Mazey has helped guide TCU to the Super Regionals in three of the past four seasons, including a trip to the College World Series in 2010. The Frogs will play at UCLA this weekend in the Los Angeles Super Regional.


This will be Mazey’s third term as a head coach. He led Charleston Southern from 1994-96 and East Carolina from 2004-06.


While with the Buccaneers, he posted a record of 66-84-1. His 1996 squad earned the program’s first NCAA Regional bid by winning the Big South Championships. CSU was picked last in the preseason coaches’ poll and Mazey was named Big South Coach of the Year.


Mazey spent single seasons as an assistant at Georgia and ECU before a four-year stint as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Tennessee. The Volunteers reached the College World Series in 2001.


Mazey returned to East Carolina as head coach in 2003, compiling a record of 120-66-1 in three seasons. He led the Pirates to three consecutive NCAA Regionals.


In six seasons as a head coach, Mazey is 186-159-2 (.536).


A native of Johnstown, Pa., Mazey played four seasons at Clemson. The outfielder/pitcher had a career batting average of .331 and a pitching record of 8-1. Mazey was drafted in the 28th round of the 1988 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians and played two seasons of minor league baseball before returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in administrative management in 1988 and MBA in 1993, both from Clemson.


(photo courtesy of TCU Media Relations Office)