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Texas interviews DBU’s Heefner for baseball job

Posted June 24th, 2016

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Texas has added Dallas Baptist’s Dan Heefner in its search for a new Longhorn baseball head coach, two sources told the Austin American-Statesman on Friday morning.

Heefner, 38, who has been DBU’s head coach since the start of the 2008 season and taken the Patriots to four consecutive NCAA tournaments, including a super-regional this season, interviewed with Texas athletic director Mike Perrin in Austin this week in talks “that went very well,” one source said.

No offer was made to Heefner, who now joins the mix along with Houston’s Todd Whitting and Tulane’s David Pierce. Those two interviewed last week for the chance to succeed Augie Garrido, who was fired on Memorial Day. The search has entered its fourth week.

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Texas declined to confirm the interviews.

One source said Texas has also tried to reach out again to Florida’s Kevin O’Sullivan to determine his interest in the job but has been rebuffed.

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