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Former Oregon assistant coach Mark Wasikowski hired as Purdue head coach

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The Oregon baseball team will have a slot to fill on their coaching staff as former assistant Mark Wasikowski was hired as the next head coach of the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday.

Wasikowski was also Oregon’s recruiting coordinator, so that could have a noticeable impact on the future of the program.

Wasikowski joined the Oregon coaching staff in the summer of 2011, joining George Horton. The two had faced off in the past when Wasikowski was an assistant with Arizona in 2004 and Horton was with Cal State Fullerton, leading the Titans to a College World Series title over the Wildcats.

During Wasikowski’s time at Oregon, the Ducks qualified for the NCAA tournament in four of his five years in Eugene, including a Super Regional appearance in 2012. The Ducks were the only team in the nation to win 40 or more games every year between 2012-2014.

Purdue doesn't often go through coaching changes as Wasikowski becomes just the fourth head coach for the Boilermakers since 1978.