BREAKING: West Virginia Baseball Announces Randy Mazey’s Retirement Plan

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Randy Mazey, the long-time head baseball coach at West Virginia, has announced that he will step down in two seasons.

Mazey will continue to coach next season, but a succession plan is in place where current Associate Head Coach Steve Sabins will take over the team when Mazey officially steps down.

Sabins, who has been with the program for 8 seasons, is also the program’s recruiting coordinator and was responsible for bringing in one of the Mountaineers’ top recruiting classes ever.  It was rumored that Sabins received significant interest from other programs as a head coach and several key players would have followed him if he left, but ultimately he decided to remain with West Virginia and will likely get the title of “head coach in waiting” for the Mountaineers.

Mazey, who has been at West Virginia since 2013, is 296-230 at WVU and is the fourth-winningest coach in the program’s history.

Mazey, 57, was named the Big 12 Baseball Coach of the Year in 2019 and 2023, and led the Mountaineers to a 40-20 overall record last season and a Big 12 Regular Season Championship.

Mazey had the following to say about his retirement: “I would like to thank President Gee, Wren Baker, and Matt Wells for their tremendous support of our baseball program,” said Mazey. “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. I am not stepping down, I am stepping aside after the 2024 season to let Coach Sabins, Coach Ginther, and Coach Garcia continue to take WVU Baseball to levels it has never reached before. 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.”

“I love WVU Baseball, and I am very proud of what we have accomplished in my time here,” continued Mazey. “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.

“However, since next season will be my last on the field, I do ask our great fans for their continued support to help make it our best season yet. Let’s Go!”