Longhorns baseball hires Troy Tulowitzki as an assistant coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Texas Longhorns baseball team announced Troy Tulowitzki as an assistant coach on Thursday night. This will be his first coaching position.

Tulowitzki announced his retirement on Thursday after playing for the Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, and the New York Yankees. He played in just five games with the Yankees in 2019 after signing a one-year deal with the team.

Former Infielder Troy Tulowitzki poses for a portrait during the Toronto Blue Jays Photo Day
Troy Tulowitzki poses for a portrait during the Toronto Blue Jays Photo Day (Getty Images)

He replaces Phil Haig, who left the program. Sean Allen, who was with the staff in 2019, will move to be the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator on David Pierce’s staff.

“Tulo and I had an opportunity to spend some time together and I came away so impressed with his desire to teach and his excitement to become a part of Texas Baseball,” Pierce said. “Longhorn legends Huston Street and Drew Stubbs gave great endorsements on Tulo’s behalf. His knowledge goes without saying but his passion and energy for the development of young men left such a meaningful impression on me. He will be a great addition to our staff. I am excited to have Troy, his wife Danyll and their son Taz join The University of Texas Baseball program.”

Allen has been with Pierce for the past eight seasons. He was previously the recruiting coordinator, while also working with the hitters and infielders.

He moves back to a position he previously held from 2008 through 2011 with the Florida International Panthers.

“Coach Allen is a baseball man,” Pierce said. “He has a history of coaching pitchers and the demeanor for handling a pitching staff. I believe it’s always about coaching the individual’s needs and understanding how each pitcher learns their craft. Sean understands that and knows what it takes to compete in the Big XII as well. He has an intuitive feel for the players he coaches and will be great with the analytics of pitching and continuing each player’s development. Our pitching staff and team just got better with Sean’s transition to the pitching coach.”

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