COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State baseball head coach Bill Mosiello has announced two more additions to his coaching staff in Sean Allen and Buck Taylor. Allen will serve as the associate head coach, hitting coach and co-recruiting coordinator while Taylor will be the assistant pitching coach and catching coach.
Allen spent the previous six seasons as an assistant coach at Texas and has over 20 years of collegiate coaching experience. He has coached at his alma mater Houston as well as FIU, Sam Houston State, Tulane and most recently, Texas.
“Sean is without a doubt one of the top assistant coaches in the country as evident by his 2021 Assistant Coach of the Year Award,” said Mosiello. “He is one of the best recruiters and knows what an Omaha-type player looks like. He was a tremendous pitching coach the last couple of seasons and worked with the hitters before that. It’s rare to find someone with that much coaching talent on both sides of the ball.”
The Longhorns advanced to the College World Series in each of Allen’s final two seasons on staff. This spring, the Texas pitching staff ranked 26th nationally in ERA (4.22) and led the Big 12 in ERA. In 2021, the Longhorn pitching staff compiled the nation’s best ERA of 2.93 under Allen’s guidance. He coached the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year and a pair of Freshmen All-Americans. His work was recognized as he was named the 2021 DI Baseball Assistant of the Year.
Prior to working with the pitchers at Texas, Allen was the program’s hitting coach as he also worked with the hitters and infielders at Tulane and Sam Houston State. At Texas, he helped guide second baseman Kody Clemens to one of the most impressive offensive seasons in Longhorn history and unanimous first team All-America honors. Additionally, under Allen’s guidance, the Longhorns’ 2018 recruiting class ranked No. 9 by Perfect Game.
Taylor spent the last four seasons as the pitching game coordinator at Kansas State. During his time with the Wildcats, his staffs set numerous KSU pitching records, including the program’s single-season strikeout record.
“Buck did an outstanding job at Kansas State as the pitching coach and he also comes with a tremendous amount of head coaching experience,” said Mosiello. “He has built great culture wherever he has gone and is one of the most respected coaches in the county. Everyone that has ever played for him has loved Buck and I can’t wait for him to make an impact on our program.”
Taylor spent 14 seasons as the head coach at Palomar Community College after originally joining the Palomar staff as the pitching and catching coach in 2001. Taylor compiled a 434-181 (.706) record while at the helm of the Comets, sending 21 pitchers into professional baseball, including current and former Major League pitchers Marcus Hatley, Tim Hill, James Hoyt and Nick Vincent. Palomar also became the first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference team in history to land four players on Major League 25-man opening-day rosters in the same season.