Ohio State announced Thursday that longtime baseball coach Bill Mosiello has been tabbed as the Buckeyes’ new head coach.
Mosiello brings over 35 years of coaching experience to Ohio State and had been the associate head coach at Texas Christian for the past nine seasons. He has coached over 90 major league players and his teams have made 16 appearances in the NCAA tournament across stops at seven Power Five programs.
“I am incredibly excited to lead the Ohio State baseball program,”Mosiello said. “I have been blessed to have had a lot of great experiences throughout my career, and the opportunity to come to such a prestigious school like Ohio State and work with tremendous student-athletes and staff is something I am truly excited about.
“I want to thank Shaun Richard and Gene Smith for putting their trust in me,” he continued. “That all being said, a part of my heart will always be in TCU. The last nine years were truly special and the relationships that I made with the players and staff will be part of my life forever.”
Mosiello 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 at TCU, his teams won seven Big 12 titles and he brought in three top-10 recruiting classes.
“Bill Mosiello is a Buckeye, and we could not be more excited about that,” said executive associate athletic director Shaun Richard. “During this search, I spoke to countless people about the right person to lead this program, and the conversation kept coming back to Bill. His passion for student-athletes, his knowledge and experience of the game, and his proven track record of success at all levels makes me extremely excited for the future of Buckeye baseball.”
The search for Ohio State’s next head coach began after longtime coach Greg Beals was fired in May after a 21-30 finish to last season. The search ultimately lasted just over three weeks before the athletics department landed on Mosiello.
“Bill is a great leader and one of the most respected coaches in collegiate baseball,” said senior vice president & Wolfe Foundation endowed athletic director Gene Smith. “He’s passionate about the game and his players, and I look forward to him bringing his energy to Ohio State.”
Beyond his work at the college level, Mosiello has extensive coaching experience at the professional level with several stints as a minor league manager for Double-A and Single-A affiliates of the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees, registering nearly 400 wins during that span.
“It’s a great day to be a Buckeye! I am thrilled with the hiring of Bill Mosiello,” said Ohio State alum and 17-year MLB veteran Nick Swisher. “Mos’ passion for the game of baseball at both the professional and collegiate level shine through. His knowledge of the game is out of control and most of all, he loves his players. I am so excited to see the heights at which this program can soar!”