West Virginia baseball may be entering the Big 12 with a coach who was planning to face the Mountaineers next season.
According to The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TCU assistant head coach Randy Mazey will be hired to lead WVU's program into its new conference.
As of Tuesday evening, there is no word from the university to confirm or deny reports, which surfaced in the form of tweets from Stefan Stevenson, the TCU beat writer for the Star-Telegram.
Mazey has been serving the Horned Frogs since the 2007 season and has had two other head coaching jobs in his career.
His most recent stop was at East Carolina where he accumulated a 120-66-1 record as the Pirates' head coach, guiding the team to the NCAA Regionals each of his three seasons in that position.
Prior to that, Mazey got his first head-coaching job at Charleston Southern.
He was named conference coach of the year while at both schools.
Mazey, a Uniontown, Pa. native, would be returning close to home should he take the job at WVU. The Mountaineers are looking to fill a position that has not been open in 18 seasons after Greg Van Zant was fired at the end of the regular season.
Mazey has also coached with Georgia, Tennessee and Clemson, where he starred as an All-ACC outfielder for the Tigers.