Ohio State Baseball Head Coach Bill Mosiello Leaves Buckeyes to Return to TCU After Two Seasons

By Andy Anders on June 14, 2024 at 1:20 pm
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Bill Mosiello's brief stint as Ohio State baseball coach came to an abrupt end on Friday.

Despite a marked improvement from the team during his tenure, Mosiello is jumping from the Buckeyes back to his former outfit in TCU to be the team's top assistant and hitting coach after just two seasons in Columbus. The news was first reported by D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers.

“We want to thank Bill for his time as a Buckeye and wish him well with his new adventures,” Ohio State executive associate athletic director Shaun Richard said in a statement.

Mosiello told the Columbus Dispatch he chose to return to TCU in order to be with his family.

"It was the easiest decision ever. I've got to be with my family," Mosiello said. "I've been away from my family for the past two years. So that was it. Columbus was awesome. The people were awesome. It's a horrible situation having to leave the players and the way it has to go. There's just no right way to do it."

Mosiello took over for fired head coach Greg Beals after the 2022 season, when the Buckeyes went 21-30. It was just their third full losing campaign in the previous 35 years, all of which came under the now-Marshall head coach.

Mosiello got off to a rough start in his first season in 2023, going 2-5 to start before losing eight of 10 games at a point later in the campaign, but the Buckeyes closed the season on a nine-game winning streak to finish 31-25 despite missing the Big Ten Tournament.

Ohio State went 29-26 and returned to the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2021 in 2024, where the Buckeyes were knocked out with a 1-2 record in a double-elimination format.

The Buckeyes will immediately begin searching for a new baseball coach, according to an Ohio State news release.

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