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Mike Mussina is a high school basketball coach now

Jun 12, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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Mike Mussina called it a career after going 20-9 with a 3.34 ERA in 2008, retiring from baseball with 270 career wins at age 38.

Now he’s 44 and Mussina has a new gig, according to the Williamsport Sun Gazette:

The Montoursville school board on Tuesday night approved the hiring of Mike Mussina as the school’s new head varsity boys basketball coach at its June meeting. Mussina’s hiring passed by an 8-0 vote.

Montoursville high school in Pennsylvania is Mussina’s alma mater, so returning there to coach basketball is pretty cool. He’ll get a $4,170 stipend, which is amusing considering Mussina earned more than $140 million playing baseball. And it’s a tough gig, as the article notes that “the Warriors finished 5-17 this past season and haven’t reached the district playoffs in a non-open format since 2008.”

  1. stex52 - Jun 12, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Why not? Biggio did the same thing in Houston. He thinks he has something to contribute. And I’m going to go out on a limb and guess he doesn’t need money.

    Give back to the community.

    • someguyinva - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      I’ve got family living there and he’s been giving back to the community for many years,even going back to when he was active in the majors.

  2. number42is1 - Jun 12, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Still my favorite Yankee of all time.

    • nolanwiffle - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

      I’d like to think he’ll be remembered as an Oriole.

      • joeflaccosunibrow - Jun 12, 2013 at 5:02 PM

        I agree @nolanwiffle. It pains me to see him in that picture above.

  3. nategearhart - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    He retired in 2008?! Damn time flies.

  4. hojo20 - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Mussina strikes me as a small-town guy who saved his money wisely.

  5. billybawl - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Team party at coach’s house! Bring the swimsuits.

  6. pisano - Jun 12, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    While he came up with the Orioles, he was great for the Yankees, a big game pitcher that could always be counted on. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

    • nolanwiffle - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:45 AM

      “Came up with the Orioles”?? He spent the first 10 years of his career in Baltimore, pitching 2,009 innings, amassing 147 wins with a 3.53 ERA.

      He then signed with New York, where he played 8 seasons, pitched 1,553 innings, amassing 123 wins with a 3.88 ERA.

      The Moose is an Oriole.

  7. 2077james - Jun 12, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Hall of Famer?

  8. samu0034 - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    I remember his knuckle-curve as being completely unhittable in MVP Baseball 2005.

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