So who will replace USC baseball Jason Gill?
Gill was officially fired this morning. Here’s a look at some early candidates:
Andrew Checketts, UC Santa Barbara: USC was interested in him three years ago but couldn’t offer enough money to entice him. Things were a lot more cost-conscious under Lynn Swann, however, so if Coach Bohn throws a lot of money at Checketts, he might take it.
Bill Mosiello, TCU: Mosiello, a former USC assistant, is the associate head coach at TCU and being pursued for Division I jobs. He also coached at Cerritos College and Cal State Fullerton, so he has plenty of local ties.
Andy Stankiewicz, Grand Canyon: Stankiewicz was the runner-up three years ago to Gill and is also being pursued for Division I jobs. He was an assistant coach at Arizona State from 2006-09 so he has Pac-12 experience.
Troy Tulowitzki, Texas: He is a former major-leaguer, which creates a lot of buzz. He played at Long Beach State, so there is a local connection. And the Longhorns have been formidable since he joined the staff as an assistant coach in 2019.
Eric Valenzuela, Long Beach State: He got a courtesy interview three years ago but USC didn’t seem interested so he took the Long Beach job. He was the head coach at St. Mary’s from 2014-19, so he knows the challenges of coaching at a private school. The question now is whether he wants to return to those challenges now that he is at financially friendly Long Beach State.