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.
View the official release on ECUPirates.com.
View quotes from Randy Mazey and Mike Hamrick on ECUPirates.com.