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Mike McGuire

2016 WSHF inductee



After a standout career in basketball and baseball at Wynford, Mike McGuire has excelled as a college baseball coach, most recently leading Morehead State University to the NCAA Tournament in 2015.


A 1989 graduate of WHS, McGuire was the Division III Player of the Year his senior year in basketball, leading the Royals to a 71-10 record and the regional finals or beyond three straight years from 1987-89, including two times to state and once to the title game (1987). He holds the school record for single-game points (45), single-season points (802), career points (1,754), single-season scoring average (29.7), career field goals (639) and career free throws (434). During his junior season, McGuire was honorable mention All-Ohio. He was a two-time first-team All-North Central Conference pick.


A four-year letterwinner in baseball, McGuire played on the NCAA Division I level for the University of Akron in 1990 and 1991 and then in 1992 and 1993 for the University of South Carolina, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He played professionally for two years and then earned his master’s degree while serving as an assistant coach at Morehead State for two years.


McGuire has had two successful assistant coaching stints with Winthrop University that included three NCAA Tournament appearances and was head coach at Lander University and Louisberg College. He led those programs to unprecedented seasons, including a school-record 52 wins and No. 1 ranking at Louisberg, before being hired as Morehead State’s head coach in 2013.


Under McGuire’s leadership, the Eagles are coming off their most successful season in school history with a school-record 38 wins, an Ohio Valley Conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. His team led the nation in batting average, runs per game, doubles and slugging percentage, and he was named OVC Coach of the Year. Morehead State has five wins against nationally-ranked teams in the last two years.


McGuire and his wife, Angela, have three daughters, Courtney, 10; Sydney, 8; and Sarah, 1.