Christian Ostrander named next USM head baseball coach

When Scott Berry’s retirement was announced last week, there was only one real option that made sense as a replacement for a Southern Miss baseball program that’s only had four head coaches since 1959.

Yesterday USM tabbing Christian Ostrander as the next skipper of the black and gold, making him the 14th head coach all-time.

Ostrander has already been the associate head coach for the last two years and has overseen the pitching staff for the last six years.

Prior to his time with the Golden Eagles, Coach Oz held the same position at Louisiana Tech for two years following a seven-year run as head coach at Jones College.

Last season ‘the Wizard’ won Conference USA Assistant Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, making him the only coach to ever win the award twice.

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