Troy Tuolowitzki Makes Surprising Decision on Coaching Future

Larry Rupp
Troy Tulowitzki made a surprising decision on his coaching future.
Troy Tulowitzki made a surprising decision on his coaching future. / Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

It didn't take long for former MLB All-Star Tryo Tulowitzki to find his purpose during retirement as he joined the Texas Longhorns coaching staff almost immediately. However, the 37-year-old announced he will not be returning to that role next season in addition to another surprising bit of news.

Not only is Tulowitzki departing from Texas, but he also turned down the head coaching job of the USC Trojans. He was reportedly on the short list of candidates as a rising name in the college baseball landscape. The five-time All-Star will keep searching for his next best fit, instead.

Troy Tulowitzki Coaching

Tulowitzki found a lot of success during his time spent with the Longhorns, helping the team make two straight College World Series appearances. Texas also broke almost every offensive stat in the record book this year and finished with a top-five fielding percentage for the second season in a row.

The absence of Tulowitzki leaves head coach David Pierce with yet another position to fill after also parting ways with pitching coach Sean Allen following a subpar performance. It was only a matter of time before Tulowitzki took on a bigger role, whether that be at the collegiate or professional level.

After all, he played in the majors for 13 seasons and posted a career slash line of .290/.361/.495. Tulowitzki's best years came with the Colorado Rockies,. He won two Gold Gloves as well as two Silver Sluggers with the franchise and finished top-10 in MVP voting three times (2009-2011).

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