Athletic director Ray Tanner said he hoped to have a new South Carolina baseball coach named “sooner than later,” and it appears that sooner is on the horizon.
In an interview with WIS-TV, the South Carolina AD said a coach likely will be named “in the near future.”
“I think there’s a lot of people that would be really good fits, so we’re narrowing down the search and hope to name a coach in the next few days,” Tanner said to WIS-TV on Sunday.
The coaching job has been open since Chad Holbrook resigned June 6 after the Gamecocks missed the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years.
Tanner said the list to replace Holbrook was a short one from the start. South Florida coach Mark Kingston is the only coach known to have interviewed, while names such as Florida’s Kevin O’Sullivan have been tied to the job.
The job, Tanner said, has attracted interest from several top coaches.
“I believe very strongly that our job here is a top-three or top-five job in the country so we’ve attracted a lot of really good candidates,” he said. “It was a short list from the very beginning, so it remains a short list. We’ll name a coach in the near future.”