Report: Troy Tulowitzki turns down USC baseball
The search for USC’s next head baseball coach had reportedly narrowed in on Texas assistant and former MLB All-Star Troy Tulowitzki, but it will now move in a different direction.
According to D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers, Tulowitzki has decided not to take the Trojans’ head coach job. He won’t return to Texas either.
SCOOP: Troy Tulowitzki, the leading candidate for the @USC_Baseball job, has decided not to be the #Trojans' head coach. Tulowitzki also will not rejoin @TexasBaseball for the 2023 season. He spent three seasons with the #Horns, and #USC's search continues.
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) June 26, 2022
Tulowitzki just wrapped his third season as an assistant coach with the Longhorns. Following the announcement of his retirement from professional baseball, Tulowitzki joined the Longhorns staff on July 25, 2019. He worked with the team’s infielders and hitters. In 2021, he was named the USA Baseball Volunteer Coach of the Year after working with both the Collegiate National Team and the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program.
He reportedly interviewed for the USC position in Los Angeles earlier this week.
With that option off the board, it’ll be interesting to see where USC and athletic director Mike Bohn turn next. USC is a historically powerful program, but it hasn’t had the success in recent years that it typically expects to have. The Trojans have losing records in five of the last six seasons and are currently looking to hire their fifth coach since 2007.
Still, USC’s 12 national championships and 21 College World Series appearances make for a pretty enticing offer when no one else in the sport has more than six titles.