Andrew McGuire

Oklahoma Christian University assistant coach Andrew McGuire was hired by Westmoore High School, the school announced late last week. 

OKLAHOMA CITY — Westmoore High School announced Friday that Oklahoma Christian assistant coach Andrew McGuire will be its new head baseball coach.

McGuire has served as an assistant coach at OC for the past seven seasons under head coach Lonny Cobble, working primarily with the Eagles' hitters and infielders.

"Coach Mac has been a big part of my staff for lots of years and will do a great job in leading Westmoore," Cobble said. "He will bring a lot of experience and knowledge to a program that has a great history of success. Westmoore will not skip a beat!"

Westmoore, located in southwest Oklahoma City, has been one of Oklahoma's top prep programs in recent years, finishing as the Class 6A runner-up in 2015, 2017 and 2018 and going 33-7 and reaching the state quarterfinals this year.

McGuire, who's from Sherman, Texas, played at Oklahoma in 2003 and 2004 and was the college roommate of former OC assistant coach Russell Raley. McGuire served as the Sooners' student assistant coach in 2005 and was OU's first-base coach in 2006 under then-head coach Sunny Golloway, a former OC player and assistant coach. The Sooners reached the NCAA tournament both seasons, advancing to a super regional in 2006.

He worked as a full-time assistant at Division I Texas-Pan American during the 2007 season. McGuire joined Cobble's staff at Edmond Santa Fe for the 2008 season.

During McGuire's time at OC, the Eagles won three straight National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region titles from 2013 to 2015 and made the Heartland Conference tournament title game in 2016. This season, the Eagles finished 28-20 and went 9-5 against teams that made the NCAA Division II tournament.

The job at Westmoore will be McGuire's first as a head coach. He'll join Golloway, recently named as Moore High School's head coach, in the Moore Public Schools system.

McGuire "brings a wealth of high school and collegiate coaching experience, as well as commitment to developing young baseball players into men of character," said Brian Fitzgerald, the athletic director for Moore Public Schools. "Between his vast knowledge and esteemed work ethic, we believe he will lead the program successfully."

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