The Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team will have a new head coach after 12 seasons.
According to Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball, longtime Ohio State baseball coach Greg Beals has been let go.
COACHING SCOOP: @OhioStateBASE has parted ways with long-time head coach Greg Beals, sources tell @d1baseball. Beals spent the last 12 seasons with the #Buckeyes and guided them to three NCAA appeaerances. His high-water mark was a 44-win campaign in 2016. #GoBucks
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) May 23, 2022
Beals had been Ohio State’s baseball coach since 2011, compiling a 346-288-1 overall record and 141-139 record in the Big Ten Conference.
His Buckeyes competed in eight Big Ten tournaments, winning in 2016 and 2019, and made it to the NCAA regionals three times (2016, 2018, and 2019). The team’s best season under Beals came in 2016 when they finished 44–20–1 (15–9) and made it to the NCAA regionals.
The Springfield native produced 41 All-Big Ten honorees, 27 MLB Draft picks, and six All-Americans during his time with the program.
Ohio State has struggled in recent seasons, finishing 22-20 and 2021 and 21-30 this past season.
Prior to his time with OSU, Beals coached Ball State for eight years, going 243-202. He also worked as an assistant coach at his alma mater of Kent State.
A search for Beals’ replacement will begin immediately, per an Ohio State announcement.
It can be tough to compete for national dominance in the Big Ten when most of college baseball’s powerhouses run through the SEC, Big 12, and Pac-12. However, programs like Maryland have found success in recent years, and Ohio State clearly wants to become a player in the world of Big Ten baseball once more.