The Buckeyes have a new skipper.
After firing longtime head coach Greg Beals earlier this month, Ohio State has found its new head baseball coach, hiring former TCU associate head coach Bill Mosiello.
This will be Mosiello's first head coaching opportunity at the college level, but he has over 35 years of coaching experience at the college and minor league levels.
He's served as the manager for four different minor league teams and been with seven different Power 5 programs. During that time, he coached over 90 major league players and helped lead teams to 16 NCAA Tournament appearances and five trips to the College World Series.
Mosiello has been the associate head coach at TCU for the past nine years. There, he helped guide the Horned Frogs to four consecutive appearances in the College World Series from 2014-17 and seven NCAA Tournament appearances. In his nine seasons with TCU, the Horned Frogs won seven Big 12 titles. Mosiello also helped land three top-10 recruiting classes during his time at TCU.
In addition to his success as a college assistant, Mosiello has also spent parts of seven seasons in minor league baseball, serving as the manager for teams in both the Yankees and Angels systems. While managing the Arkansas Travelers, he helped develop Mike Trout for nearly two full seasons.
“Bill is a great leader and one of the most respected coaches in collegiate baseball,” Gene Smith said in a release. “He’s passionate about the game and his players, and I look forward to him bringing his energy to Ohio State.”
Mosiello takes over for Beals, who Ohio State fired after 12 seasons with the Buckeyes. Under Beals, Ohio State made three NCAA Tournament appearances and won two Big Ten Tournaments, but never made it past the regional round of the NCAA Tournament.