After WVU earned the right to host its first regional since 1955 this past spring, many fans were clamoring for AD Shane Lyons to re-sign Coach Randy Mazey to a contract extension. Well, today that deal was reached, keeping Mazey in Morgantown through the 2025 season.
Annually, Mazey will make $415,000 through a combination of his base pay ($250,000) and supplemental pay ($165,000). He could make up to $459,000 yearly through incentives, which were not disclosed in the press release from WVU. The total contract is worth $2.49 million over 6 years. This contract is not only good for WVU, but also is fair to Coach Mazey, as his annual salary is in the same ballpark as other schools who prioritize their baseball programs.
In 2019, Mazey was named the Big 12 and ABCA Baseball Coach of the Year after leading the Mountaineers to a 38 win season, an appearance in the Big 12 Championship game, and earning a regional bid to play postseason baseball in Morgantown for the first time in over 60 years. Since joining West Virginia in the 2012 season, Coach Mazey has posted a 227-176 (.563) record, which is the 4th-most in program history.
These next 6 seasons of WVU Baseball are going to be really exciting for WVU fans! The Mountaineers will play 2 preseason “fall ball” games vs. Marshall in the next two weeks. This coming Friday (Sept. 27th), the teams will play at the Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, while on Friday (Oct. 4th), both squads will play at Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown.