Bill Mosiello’s brief tenure as the Ohio State baseball coach ended suddenly on Friday. After just two seasons, Mosiello is leaving the Buckeyes to return to TCU as their top assistant and hitting coach. The news was first reported by D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers.

Ohio State executive associate athletic director Shaun Richard expressed gratitude for Mosiello’s contributions. “We want to thank Bill for his time as a Buckeye and wish him well with his new adventures,” Richard said in a statement.

Mosiello explained his decision to the Columbus Dispatch, citing family reasons. “It was the easiest decision ever. I’ve got to be with my family,” he said. “I’ve been away from my family for the past two years. Columbus was awesome. The people were awesome. It’s a horrible situation having to leave the players and the way it has to go. There’s just no right way to do it.”

Mosiello took over from former head coach Greg Beals after the 2022 season, where the Buckeyes had a tough 21-30 record. This marked only their third losing season in the past 35 years, all under Beals, who is now coaching at Marshall.

Mosiello’s first season in 2023 had a rough start, with a 2-5 record early on and losing eight out of ten games at one point. However, the team rallied with a nine-game winning streak to finish the season 31-25, though they missed the Big Ten Tournament.

In 2024, the Buckeyes improved to a 29-26 record and made it back to the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2021. Unfortunately, they were eliminated with a 1-2 record in the double-elimination format.

Ohio State has announced that the search for a new baseball coach will begin immediately.