Ohio State Hires Campbell’s Justin Haire As New Baseball Coach

By Dan Hope on June 21, 2024 at 9:28 am
Justin Haire
Campbell University Athletics

Ohio State has its new baseball coach.

Justin Haire, who won 317 games over the past 10 years as the head coach at Campbell, signed a five-year contract with the Buckeyes on Friday.

"We are so excited to welcome Justin Haire and his family to Ohio State to lead our baseball program into a new era," soon-to-be athletic director Ross Bjork said in a statement. "We had a tremendous amount of interest in this position from successful coaches around the country, so it was exciting to see this search unfold. Coach Haire's successful career as a head coach and track record of winning games in the NCAA Tournament made us stand up and take notice, and his deep Ohio roots are an added bonus. We believe Ohio State baseball can be a Big Ten contender and make deep runs in the NCAA Tournament under Justin's leadership, and we are fired up for him to start here in Columbus."

A native of Hamilton, Ohio, Haire returns to the Buckeye State after 17 years at Campbell, including 10 seasons as the Camels’ head coach. Over the last decade, Haire led the Camels to a 317-212 record. He led the Camels to five consecutive Big South titles from 2018-23 and was named the Big South Coach of the Year after four of those seasons.

"I am incredibly honored and excited to be named the head baseball coach at The Ohio State University," Haire said in a statement. "As an Ohio native, this opportunity is especially meaningful to me. We look forward to building a championship-level program at Ohio State, where the commitment to excellence in both athletics and academics is unparalleled. The passion and pride of Buckeye Nation is unmatched and we are eager to contribute to the success and growth of Ohio State baseball."

Haire becomes the 13th head coach in Ohio State baseball history. He replaces Bill Mosiello, who left Ohio State after two years to return to TCU as an assistant.

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