The long, grueling search for a baseball coach has ended as USC hired Andy Stankiewicz of Grand Canyon.
As with many USC searches, sometimes it pays to be the No. 3 candidate. Stankiewicz was offered the job after USC was turned down by Andrew Checketts (UC Santa Barbara) and Troy Tulowitzki (Texas).
Stankiewicz had the Grand Canyon school president and athletic director try to make a counteroffer to keep him yesterday. He finished second in the USC search three years ago.
Stankiewicz led Grand Canyon to five WAC regular-season titles (2015, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022), one WAC tournament title (2021) and the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance at the D-I level (2021) followed by its first at-large selection into the NCAA tournament (2022).