USF’s Mark Kingston reportedly has been hired by South Carolina Gamecocks baseball. Now for a closer look at the résumé he brings to Columbia.
Previous stops as head coach: Illinois State, USF
(As an assistant: Miami, Tulane, Illinois State, Purdue)
Career record: 253-180-1 (170–101 at Illinois State, 100–78-1 at USF)
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Accomplishments: Led Bulls to two NCAA tournaments in three seasons
▪ Ending 12-year NCAA drought in first season in Tampa
▪ Won 42 games in 2017, earning a No. 2 seed in the Gainesville Regional
▪ Beat both Florida and Florida State in 2017
▪ Won Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year twice in five seasons at Illinois State
▪ Was an assistant on Miami’s 2001 College World Series Championship team
▪ Helped lead Tulane to the 2005 College World Series
▪ Coached Kevin Merrell, the No. 33 pick in the 2017 MLB Draft
Alma Mater: North Carolina
Playing Career: Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1992. Played five seasons with Milwaukee and Chicago Cubs organizations.
32-24, NCAA Regionals / MVC Tournament Champions
36-18, MVC Tournament
33-19, MVC Tournament
39-19, MVC Regular Season & MVC Tournament Runner-Up
33-22, MVC Tournament Runner-Up
34-26-1, NCAA Regionals
42-19, NCAA Regionals