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Ohio State Hires Justin Haire As Baseball Head Coach

By June 21, 2024 (9:22 am)Baseball, Sports

Ohio State has found its new head baseball coach in Justin Haire, who has coached for Campbell since 2008. He has signed a five-year contract with the Buckeyes. The hiring comes just a week after former head coach Bill Mosiello resigned to return to TCU.

“We are so excited to welcome Justin Haire and his family to Ohio State to lead our baseball program into a new era,” incoming athletics director Ross Bjork said. “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. Congratulations to Justin, Lindsey, Jackson, Parker, Max and Anne Marie, and welcome to the Buckeye family.”

Haire has taken Campbell to five NCAA regionals since 2015 when he became the head coach and has compiled 317 wins over that time. He was named the Big South coach of the year four times in 10 seasons and won five conference regular season titles and five conference tournament titles.

“I am incredibly honored and excited to be named the head baseball coach at The Ohio State University,” Haire said. “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.”

Before he was at Campbell, Haire spent four years as an assistant at Ouachita Baptist University and one season as the pitching coach at Sterling College.

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