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Texas Fires Head Baseball Coach David Pierce

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Texas baseball has announced that it will be parting ways with head baseball coach David Pierce after eight years under his direction.

During his tenure in Austin, the Longhorns were 297-162 (.647) with three College World Series appearances and three Big 12 regular season titles.

Texas Athletics Director Chris Del Conte says that he and Pierce “mutually agreed” that a change was necessary for the program.


“After the season, Coach Pierce and I had some time to visit about the year, the future of our program, where we are, and where we’re headed,” Del Conte said in a statement. “It was a difficult decision for us both, but we have mutually agreed that we should make a change. I am so grateful for Coach Pierce and all he has poured into our baseball program for the past eight years.

“He is an incredible person, and I’ve truly enjoyed my time working with him. I appreciate the passion, pride, and steadfast commitment he had to coaching and working with our student-athletes, and I am thankful for all he’s done for Texas Athletics and our entire university community as our head coach. I wish Coach Pierce and his family the best in the future.”

Additionally, Pierce reiterated this sentiment in his final statement as a member of the Longhorns’ baseball program.


“CDC and I met after the season, and we mutually agreed that the best thing for the program was to go in a different direction,” Pierce said. “It’s been an honor and privilege to lead this program for the last eight years. It certainly is a time I will always cherish as a coach, and I am so appreciative of The University of Texas for the opportunity.

“Thank you to Longhorn Nation, the fan base, our support staff, student assistants, and the media who covered us so well. I especially want to thank the coaches and our former and current players who helped us win a lot of games and represented our program in a first-class manner. Thank you all for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to Texas Baseball. You will forever be in my heart, and I look forward to continuing to cheer you on in baseball and beyond.”

The announcement comes just one week before Texas officially moves to the Southeastern Conference, with July 1, 2024, marking the date of the Longhorns’ official severance from the Big 12.

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