The University of Maryland’s baseball program welcomes Corey Muscara to join as a new assistant coach under new head coach Rob Vaughn. Muscara will be working primarily with pitching staff.
Muscara previously worked as an assistant coach at St. John’s for five seasons. He coached one of the best pitching staffs in the country as St. John’s was ranked eighth in 2017 with a team ERA of 3.11.
St. John’s has also had the Big East Pitcher of the Year for their last three seasons, most recently conference Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year Sean Mooney.
Before coming to St. John’s, Muscara was an assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire in 2012, when the team broke a program record by winning 43 games in a single season. The pitching staff during this time led the nation in both ERA (2.41) and strikeouts per nine innings (9.3).
As a player, Muscara pitched at Franklin Pierce, where his team captured an NCAA Northeast Regional title in 2008.
One of Muscara’s more challenging tasks at Maryland will be replacing Brian Shaffer, Maryland’s ace who was taken in the sixth-round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.