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Former USC assistant Sammy Esposito lands new job

Former South Carolina coach Sammy Esposito
Former South Carolina coach Sammy Esposito tdominick@thestate.com

Longtime South Carolina baseball assistant coach Sammy Esposito is now on staff with Wichita State, the Shockers announced Friday.

“We are excited that Sammy Esposito will be joining our coaching staff,” Wichita State coach Todd Butler said in a statement. “He was a part of two national championships at South Carolina while working with the hitters and catchers. He has an extremely strong recruiting background and we look forward to him bringing top recruiting classes to Wichita State. Sammy’s resume speaks for itself in his overall ability to recruit, coach, communicate and build relationships with student-athletes.”

Esposito joined Ray Tanner’s staff in 2007 and worked primarily with catchers. His father, Sam Esposito, was the longtime coach at N.C. State and Tanner’s coach, boss and predecessor with the Wolfpack.

He stayed on to coach and become the recruiting coordinator under former coach Chad Holbrook.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Wichita State program,” Esposito said. “I’m looking forward to joining Coach Butler and his staff as we continue to build upon the great tradition of Shocker baseball.”

New USC coach Mark Kingston retained pitching coach Jerry Meyers and kept Stuart Lake on staff as the volunteer assistant.

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