MORGANTOWN, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia University head baseball coach Randy Mazey will step down after the 2024 season and transition to a senior advisor role within the program.
According to WVU Sports, current associate head coach Steve Sabins will take over as the 20th head coach in program history.
Mazey has led the Mountaineers for the past 11 seasons, compiling a record of 336-250. He has led WVU to three NCAA Regional appearances, including the first in Morgantown since 1955.
“I would like to thank President Gee, Wren Baker, and Matt Wells for their tremendous support of our baseball program,” Mazey said. “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.”
Mazey said he is confident that Sabins and the current coaching staff can continue to build on the program’s success.
“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,” Mazey said.
Mazey’s contract is a three-year deal that will take him through his 12th season at the helm of the Mountaineers. He will then move into a senior advisor role for the 2025 and 2026 seasons.
“I love WVU Baseball, and I am very proud of what we have accomplished in my time here,” Mazey said. “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.”
WVU Vice President & Director of Athletics Wren Baker says he appreciates the job Mazey has done for the program.
“I want to thank Coach Mazey for building a winner and a conference champion here in Morgantown,” said. “From what he inherited, with virtually no major college baseball facility, to the program he has built, Mountaineer Nation should be very proud of his achievements. I will certainly be there and looking forward to his final season leading the Mountaineers.”
Mazey’s tenure at WVU has been marked by consistent success. The Mountaineers have won at least 30 games in each of the past five seasons, and they have finished in the top four of the Big 12 Conference in four of the past seven seasons.
Baker said he’s excited to welcome Coach Sabins to the head coaching position.
“Coach Sabins has been an integral part of the program’s success and has been involved in all aspects of its operation,” Baker stated. “He has been by Coach Mazey’s side for eight successful years and as we solidify the future of Mountaineer baseball, continuity is the strength and key that will keep our program at the top of the Big 12.”
In 2019, WVU hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time since 1955. The Mountaineers went on to win the regional and advance to the Super Regionals.
Mazey is the fourth-winningest coach in WVU baseball history.