Bill Mosiello Named Assistant Coach; Tim Burton Named Volunteer Assistant
July 10, 2006
LOS ANGELES - Bill Mosiello has been named assistant coach for the USC baseball program and Tim Burton has been added as a volunteer assistant, new head baseball coach Chad Kreuter announced today. The additions complete Kreuter's staff that includes Dave Lawn, who will enter his seventh season with the Trojans.
Mosiello was the manager this season for the Charleston RiverDogs, the New York Yankees' single-A affiliate of the South Atlantic League. This was Mosiello's fourth season with the Yankees' organization, posting a 129-98 (.568) record in two years as the RiverDogs' manager.
'Bill brings both college and professional experience to our program, as well as being a great recruiter,' said Kreuter. 'Tim will be able to help our infielders and outfielders and has worked extensively on the coaching clinic circuit. With these two new coaches, we have created a young and experienced staff.'
Prior to his minor league experience, Mosiello, 41, spent 15 seasons in the collegiate coaching ranks. After graduating from Fresno State in 1986, he began his coaching career at Cerritos College and posted a 163-34 record in four seasons (1987-90). He won four South Coast Conference titles and two California state junior college championships.
Mosiello made the move to the Division I level in 1991, joining Augie Garrido's staff at Cal State Fullerton where he spent two seasons (1991-92). In 1992, the Titans advanced to the College World Series championship game, falling to Pepperdine, 3-2. The 1992 squad featured Golden Spikes Award winner and No. 1 overall draft selection Phil Nevin.
In 1993 and 1994, he served as Rod Delmonico's assistant at Tennessee, where the Volunteers claimed consecutive Southeastern Conference championships. Future major leaguers R.A. Dickey and Todd Helton earned All-America recognition and were first-round draft picks.
After one season as pitching coach at Mississippi in 1995, Mosiello spent five seasons (1996-2000) at Oklahoma with part of his tenure as associate head coach. At Oklahoma, the Sooners posted several top finishes in the final national and conference fielding rankings, including a streak of three straight first-place finishes in the Big 12 Conference. Offensively, none of his teams at Oklahoma hit worse than a .309 clip. He was a volunteer assistant coach at Arizona State in 2001 before joining the Yankees.
He was tabbed by Baseball America as one of the nation's top assistant coaches after guiding 17 All-Americans, 10 first round major league baseball draft picks and more than 30 major leaguers.
Burton, 31, who currently teaches in the physical education department at USC, has an eight-year coaching career which includes stints at Riverside Community College and Cal Poly Pomona. He was an assistant under Dennis Rogers at Riverside during the program's three consecutive state titles (2000-02).
He was an all-league player at Vista (Calif.) High and a member of the 1993 CIF championship squad before continuing his career at Palomar College and Cal State San Bernardino.