Friday, July 16, 2010

Tony V to TCU

Several public and private sources have now confirmed the still-unofficial departure of Tony Vitello for an assistant coaching job at Texas Christian University.

From Twitter:

Kendall Rogers, It is not official according to a source at TCU, but multiple sources tell me Missouri's Tony Vitello will be replacing Todd Whitting at TCU . . . Assuming the paper work goes through, Vitello is an excellent hire and replacement for TCU..... He really did a nice job while at Missouri.

Aaron Fitt, Baseball America: Confirmed that Missouri assistant Tony Vitello is headed to TCU, pending some red tape. Love this hire for Horned Frogs.

So why would Tony V leave MU for TCU? Here's my answer to the question posed at

nwtiger1: Should we really be losing assistants to other assistant roles? I am all for a head coaching opportunity for him but it doesn’t seem TCU should have more resources than Mizzou for baseball. Maybe I am way off base.

trripleplay: The TCU job is with a program that has been spending more and more to become a real player, just went to the CWS, has one of the hottest pitching prospects on the roster, is getting a ton of press, is located in Baseball Alley, and is the most often mentioned candidate to join the Big 12. It’s a good move for him. In 3 years he’ll be head coach at some Big 12 or SEC school

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