Baseball America is tracking the 2024 college baseball coaching changes, noting high-profile retirements and new appointments as the season approaches its close. Key movements include retirements at Coastal Carolina, Minnesota, Missouri State, and West Virginia, with some programs already naming successors. These changes, driven by long-serving coaches stepping down, mark significant transitions for their respective programs.

By the Numbers
  • Gary Gilmore, Coastal Carolina: Over 1,300 wins.
  • John Anderson, Minnesota: Over 1,300 wins, winningest Big Ten coach.
  • Keith Guttin, Missouri State: Over 1,300 wins, led team to 2003 College World Series.
State of Play
  • Coastal Carolina: Kevin Schnall named incoming coach.
  • Eastern Kentucky: Walt Jones permanently promoted to head coach.
  • Minnesota and Missouri State: Head coach positions open.
  • West Virginia: Steve Sabins to succeed Randy Mazey post-2024.
What's Next

The coaching market is expected to see more changes as the end of the regular season approaches, with several programs actively seeking new leadership.

Bottom Line

The 2024 season will usher in a new era for many college baseball programs as legendary coaches retire, opening the door for new talent and potential program transformations.