Former MLB star Troy Tulowitzki, a candidate for USC job

Ex-MLB All-Star Troy Tulowitzki, whose Longhorns were knocked out of the College World Series, could be eyeing a big move in college baseball coaching after his team’s elimination.

According to Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statement, Tulowitzki, who is currently a volunteer assistant coach with Texas, is one of the candidates for the vacant USC head coaching position. In his new role with the Texas Rangers, the former All-Star has concentrated on the team’s offense and infielders.

Tulowitzki was born and raised in Northern California and attended Long Beach State University for his college career. The Los Angeles Times reports that he’s scheduled to interview at USC as early as today.

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The 37-year-old Tulowitzki last appeared in the majors in 2019, when he played for the Yankees. With the Rockies, he won two Gold Gloves and two Silver Slugger awards, and helped lead the team to the World Series in 2008, where he was an All-Star. From 2009 to 2011, he finished in the top 10 of the MVP voting three times in a row, with a total of 225 career home runs.

After three seasons as head coach, USC let go of Jason Gill. Last year, the Trojans had a record of 25-28, which put them in last place in the Pacific-12. In the last 17 years, the Trojans have only made one NCAA tournament appearance and haven’t made it past the College World Series since 2001.

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