Horned Frogs hold a two-game lead in the Big 12 standings.
Horned Frogs set to defend their title
TCU is a half game out of first in the Big 12 standings
Horned Frogs host West Virginia for three-game series.
Frogs wrap up a six-game road trip
UCLA handed TCU a 6-2 loss in the first game of the NCAA Super Regional Friday night.
TCU defeats Ole Miss to advance to a winner-take-all game on Monday night.
TCU defeats Dayton 28-12 in an elimination game on Saturday.
The Horned Frogs dropped the first game of the NCAA tournament 6-2 to Ole Miss on Friday.
TCU defeats New Mexico 5-3.
Randy Mazey enters his sixth season with the Horned Frogs. In the summer of 2010, Mazey was promoted to Associate Head Coach. He was previously the head coach at former Conference USA-foe East Carolina for three seasons and, prior to that time, spent six seasons as the recruiting coordinator at Tennessee, East Carolina and Georgia.
"This is a well deserved promotion and honor for Coach Mazey," remarked head coach Jim Schlossnagle. "As I've always said, he is one of the best pure baseball coaches in the game today, at any level. He has done a tremendous job on the field and will take a more prominent role in recruiting as well. We are excited to continue to have he, his wife, Amanda and their two children as a part of the TCU family."
"I'm very excited to be a part of the Horned Frog baseball program and I look forward to helping TCU reach Omaha and win," said Mazey.
Since Mazey's arrival in 2007, the Frogs have continuously progressed. In each of his previous five seasons, the Frogs have tallied 40 or more wins, been to five NCAA Regionals, including hosting three, two NCAA Super Regionals and one College World Series. The Frogs are 229-84 during his tenure and have claimed eight conference championships (five regular season and three conference tournament titles). Fifteen pitchers have been drafted in the last five years, three of which have already made their Major League debuts (Andrew Cashner, Chicago Cubs; Jake Arrieta, Baltimore Orioles; Sam Demel, Arizona Diamondbacks).
Kyle Winkler headlined another talented crop of pitchers in 2011 as he became the fourth All-American pitcher under the guidance of Mazey. As part of a record-breaking class that saw eight players drafted, four of them were pitchers including, Matt Purke (3rd round), Winkler (10th round), Steven Maxwell (37th round) and Kaleb Merck (43rd round). The future is bright on the mound for TCU as a pair of freshmen, Andrew Mitchell and Stefan Crichton, were tabbed Freshmen All-Americans.
The ultra-talented group of pitchers posted the lowest ERA (3.20) since the 1970 campaign. The 477 total strikeouts ranked fifth all-time in school history, while the 2.69 walks per nine was tops all-time. Winkler's 1.39 ERA over the course of 14 appearances ranked sixth nationally.
Under Mazey's tutelage in 2010, the Horned Frog pitching staff had one of the best seasons in school history. In addition to setting new school records in innings pitched (607 2/3) and strikeouts (553), the staff produced two All-Americans in Maxwell and Purke.
The group made a splash on the national level as Purke was named Baseball America's Freshman of the Year. He was also tabbed as the consensus National Freshman Pitcher of the Year by numerous publications. Purke led the nation in victories with 16, while Winkler ranked fifth (12) and Maxwell ranked 13th (11). The staff produced the ninth-best ERA in the nation at 3.55 and ranked ninth in hits allowed per game (8.52).
Four members of the pitching staff earned all-conference accolades in 2010. Maxwell was tabbed the MWC Pitcher of the Year, while he, Purke and Tyler Lockwood were each named first-team all-conference. Winkler was named second-team all-conference.
In his first season at TCU, Mazey helped the Frogs to a league-best 484 strikeouts in 2007 as well as guiding them to a 3.95 ERA, the lowest for a Horned Frog squad since the 1981 season. Four members of the pitching staff were named all-conference.
His second campaign with the Frogs produced an even better pitching staff. The Frogs finished the campaign with a 3.63 ERA, which ranked fifth in Division I. Mazey also mentored the program's second first-round draft pick in Andrew Cashner.
Three members of the staff earned all-conference accolades. Sean Hoelscher and Trent Appleby earned Freshman All-American honors, while Cashner was tabbed a second-team All-American.
2009 brought the addition of four new pitchers, who under his tutelage, posted a 4.24 ERA, a mark that ranked 18th in the NCAA. Two Frogs earned all-conference honors in Taylor Cragin and Appleby.
Mazey posted a three-year record of 120-66-1 (.644) while at East Carolina, including a school-record 51-13 (.797) mark in 2004. In addition, the Pirates were 60-30 (.667) in C-USA regular-season action during that span, which included three NCAA Regional berths.
During the 2004 season, Mazey's Pirates were ranked in the top 10 for numerous weeks during the season, hosted the NCAA Regionals and advanced to the Super Regionals. For his efforts in 2004, Mazey was honored as the C-USA Keith LeClair Coach of the Year as well as ABCA East Region Coach of the Year.
Mazey spent four seasons as the recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at Tennessee. His pitching staffs posted two of the top four strikeout totals in school history and he produced six Volunteer pitchers who signed professionally, including one first-round draft pick. Tennessee had the second-best ERA in the SEC in 2000. In 2001, the Vols advanced to the College World Series where they tied for third.
The appointment at ECU was the second head coaching post of Mazey's career. At the age of 27, he was named head coach at Charleston Southern University in 1994. In 1996, he led the Buccaneers to their first-ever NCAA Regional appearance and was named Big South Coach of the Year.
His success in 1996 came with a team that was picked to finish last in the preseason coaches poll but rolled through league competition with a 17-4 conference record. At 30-24-1, CSU posted its first winning season since 1988 and its second 30-win season in school history.
Mazey departed CSU to become recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at Georgia in 1997. His staff produced its lowest ERA in four years and set a season strikeout record in his lone season with the Bulldogs.
Prior to that, Mazey spent the 1998 season at ECU as an assistant. Under his tutelage, the Pirates posted the third-highest strikeout total in school history. He also served as the program's recruiting coordinator.
Mazey began his coaching career at Clemson University, his alma mater. During his four-year stint with the Tigers (1990-93), Clemson recorded a 198-67 mark, won two ACC titles, made four consecutive NCAA Regional appearances and advanced to the CWS in 1991. While at Clemson, he coached or recruited 40 players who went on to play professionally, including 19 who were drafted in the top 10 rounds.
Mazey was a three-time All-ACC selection as an outfielder/pitcher during his playing career at Clemson. The Tigers won two ACC titles and advanced to two NCAA Regionals during his stay from 1985-88. He finished with a career batting average of .331 and was 8-1 on the mound.
He was drafted in the 28th round of the 1988 draft by Cleveland and played two seasons in that organization's minor league system before returning to Clemson as an assistant coach.
Mazey earned a bachelor of science degree in administrative management from Clemson in 1988 and an MBA from Clemson in 1993. He was an 11th round pick in the amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles following an outstanding prep career at United High School in Johnstown, Pa.
Randy and his wife, Amanda, have a son, Weston Aydan and a daughter Sierra Miranda.
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