Creighton baseball to hire former South Carolina coach Mark Kingston | Report

Former South Carolina baseball coach Mark Kingston reportedly did not remain on the market long following his firing by the Gamecocks.

Kingston was fired by South Carolina on June 3. Less than two weeks later, Kendall Rogers of DI Baseball has reported that he is reportedly set to be hired by Creighton to fill its vacant coaching position. The Gamecocks filled its position earlier this week by hiring former LSU coach Paul Mainieri.

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South Carolina parted ways with Kingtson following a 37-25 season and a 13-17 SEC record. James Madison eliminated the Gamecocks in the Raleigh Regional on June 2 in the 2024 NCAA Baseball Tournament. Kingston was fired the next day.

Kingston, 54, led the Gamecocks to a 217-155 overall record and 83-96 mark in the SEC over his seven seasons in charge. He owns a career record of 490-335-1 with stops at Illinois State (2014-10), South Florida (2015-17) and South Carolina (2018-24). Kingston led the Bulls to a pair of NCAA regional appearances in his three years there and was an assistant coach for the Miami 2001 national championship team.

Creighton head coach Ed Servais is set to retire following the 2025 season. Previously, it had been reported that the Blue Jays would hire an associate head coach/coach-in-waiting to join the staff under Servais. It is not now known how the dynamic will be set up.

The Blue Jays are coming off a 35-17 overall season, including 7-13 in Big East play. Their last NCAA baseball tournament appearance was in 2019, and the program's only College World Series appearance came in 1991, despite being located in the same city as the CWS in Omaha, Nebraska.

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