The USC Trojans baseball program is a college baseball team that represents the University of Southern California in the Pac-12 Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.[1] The team has seen 17 individuals hold the head coach position since it started playing organized baseball in the 1889 season. During some years, the Trojans had two head coaches, and others had non-consecutive tenures.[2] The current coach is Jason Gill, who will lead his first season in 2020.[3]

Having served for 45 years, Rod Dedeaux holds the all-time wins mark at 1,332.

Key

Coaches

List of head baseball coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards *Statistics correct as of the end of the 2019 NCAA Division I baseball season
# Name Term[g] GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PA PW PL WA WW WL CCs CTs NCs Awards[h]
1 Harvey Holmes 1908 19 17 2 0 .895 0
2 Curtiss Bernard 1911 13 10 3 0 .769 0
3 Len Burrell 1912 15 6 9 0 .400 0
4 George Wheeler 1914, 1923 28 15 13 0 .536 0
5 Ralph Glaze 1915 15 5 10 0 .333 0
6 Charles Millikan 1916 12 6 5 1 .542 0
7 Millikan and Phil Koerner 1917 11 5 6 0 .455 0
8 Gus Henderson 1920 14 9 4 1 .679 0
9 Henderson and Willis O. Hunter 1921 12 9 3 0 .750 0
10 Sam Crawford 1924–1929 108 59 46 3 .560 19 18 0 .514 0 0
11 Sam Barry 1930–1941 232 168 63 1 .726 123 55 0 .691 5 0
12 Barry and Dedeaux 1942, 1946–1950 243 110 28 0 .797 67 18 0 .788 2 8 4 2 3 3 5 2 1
13 Rod Dedeaux 1943–1945, 1951–1986 1,768 1,219 540 9 .692 480 267 2 .642 20 100 31 15 58 17 23 12 10
14 Mike Gillespie 1987–2006 1,237 763 471 2 .618 327 225 0 .592 15 57 31 4 9 7 5 2 1 Collegiate Baseball COY (1998)
ABCA West Region COY (1996, 1998)
Pac-10 COY (2002)
Pac-10 Southern Division COY (1991, 1995, 1996)
15 Chad Kreuter 2007–2010 228 111 117 0 .487 39 63 0 .382 0 0 0 0
16 Frank Cruz 2011–2012 113 50 63 0 .442 21 36 0 .368 0 0 0 0
17 Dan Hubbs 2013–2019 389 188 200 1 .485 92 116 1 .443 1 2 2 0 0 0
18 Jason Gill 2020 First season in 2020

Notes

  1. ^ A running total of the number of head coaches.
  2. ^ The Trojans joined the California Intercollegiate Baseball Association in 1927, having played their earlier seasons as an independent. This conference was essentially a division within the Pacific Coast Conference and its 1960 baseball season successor, the Athletic Association of Western Universities. This conference, through expansion, became the Pacific-8, Pacific-10, and finally the Pac-12 Conference.
  3. ^ Postseason play involving the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.
  4. ^ Postseason appearances include seasons with NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bids since the tournament began in 1947.
  5. ^ College World Series appearances include seasons with CWS bids since the tournament began in 1947.
  6. ^ Includes conference playoffs, which occurred between divisional champions from 1947–1959, and in multiple formats from 1970–1978 and 1995–1998. CIBA also held a championship series between its division winners in 1943. One-game playoffs for the right to advance to these events are also included in the totals.
  7. ^ Southern California did not sponsor a baseball team in 1890–91, 1895, 1897, 1901 or 1919.
  8. ^ National, regional and conference coach of the year awards.

References

  1. ^ "University of Southern California". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  2. ^ 2019 Baseball Record Book (PDF). USC Trojans. p. 81. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  3. ^ J. Brady McCollough (June 14, 2019). "USC hires Loyola Marymount's Jason Gill as baseball coach". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. Retrieved November 24, 2019.