Multiple media agencies claim that Mark Kingston the head coach of the University of South Florida will take the head coaching job at Carolina. Kingston has a robust overall record of success at 253-180-1.
At USF, Kingston heightened his accolades and won over 100 games and took the team to the NCAA regionals twice in three years. Before Kingston, the last time the Bull earned a regional berth was in 2002. Last year under Kingston the USF went 42-19 and set a school record for strikeouts.
Kingston is known as a great recruiter and developer of pitchers. Bulls beat writer Joey Knight with the Tampa Bay Times believes that Kingston will bring members of his staff up to Columbia to continue that success, including pitching coach Billy Mohl.
The Bulls paid Kingston $140,000 a year as the head baseball coach but at USC Kingston stands to make much more. The athletics department paid Chad Holbrook over $400,000 a season to coach the baseball team.
In terms of a contract, the USC Board of Trustees will meet on Friday morning at 9 a.m. On their agenda for tomorrow:”Proposed Athletics Department Contract” and “Athletics Employment Agreement.”
The University of Carolina hasn’t made an official statement about the hiring at the time of this report.