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steps into LeClair's big shoes

GREENVILLE  — Randy Mazey, an assistant coach at Tennessee the past four seasons, accepted the job as head coach at East Carolina on Monday.

Tennessee recruiting coordinator and pitching coach Randy Mazey, a former Keith LeClair assistant, has been named East Carolina's head baseball coach. (Photo: Tennessee SID)

Mazey's hiring culminates a brief but intensive search by ECU athletic director Mike Hamrick to fill the position in the wake of the recent health-related resignation of Keith LeClair, one of the most successful coaches in school history.

A former assistant coach at East Carolina, Mazey served as a recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at Tennessee for four years. He served on LeClair's staff as recruiting coordinator in 1998.

While at Tennessee, Mazey coached a pitching staff that posted two of the top four strikeout totals in school history. He also produced six Volunteers pitchers who signed professionally, including three first-round draft picks.

Mazey's predecessor left some gigantic shoes to fill. LeClair, who is battling 'Lou Gehrig's Disease', made ECU a fixture in NCAA postseason play during his five-year tenure and unabashedly committed the program to the goal of reaching the College World Series.

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02/23/2007 11:02 AM


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