HOUSTON – The University of Houston baseball program announced a new partnership with Marucci Sports to become the exclusive equipment provider for the Cougars, head coach Todd Whitting announced Friday.
“I’m excited and look forward to a great relationship between Marucci Sports and Houston Baseball,” head coach Todd Whitting said. “Our players will be set up with the best equipment and gear that is available. I am very thankful to the Marucci Sports staff for their commitment to making the Cougars one of their top Marucci Sports programs throughout all of college baseball.”
As part of the partnership, Marucci Sports will outfit each member of the team with custom University of Houston bats, fielding gloves, helmets, batting gloves and an apparel package.
“We are proud to add Coach Whitting and the Cougars to our college lineup,” Director of College Sales Justin Cryer said. “With a consistent winning culture and one of the best facilities in college baseball, we’re looking forward to working with UH Baseball as they head to the Big 12,”
Marucci Sports is the official provider for 37 Division I programs including other Big 12 Conference members Oklahoma and Baylor.
Houston has sent 31 alumni to the major leagues while 158 players have been drafted out of the program. Entering his 13th year as the head coach, Todd Whitting has taken his team to three regionals and one super regional with four conference championship titles.
Based in Baton Rouge, Marucci Sports was founded by two former Big Leaguers and their athletic trainer who began handcrafting bats for some of the best players in the game from their garage in 2004. Fast forward to today, that dedication to quality and understanding of players needs has turned Marucci Sports into an All-American success story. Today, Marucci Sports is the Number One bat in the Big Leagues.
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