Troy Tulowitzki has turned down the USC baseball job, which places the job search back to square one.
Tulowitzki is the second coach to turn down the job following UC Santa Barbara coach Andrew Checketts.
D1Baseball reports Tulowitzki will not return to Texas as an assistant coach but will do consulting for a year before seeking a head-coaching job. That doesn’t sound like he loved what he heard from USC.
As I’ve said, there are numerous obstacles at a private school like USC and it’s not clear USC is willing to devote resources to baseball like it has thrown at football the past few seasons.
So where do things stand now?
Grand Canyon coach Andy Stankiewicz is available but USC has not contacted him yet. Long Beach State coach Eric Valenzuela is a natural candidate.
Time for USC to google some more names.