Former Orioles and Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina has returned to his high school alma mater as a coach, but not of the baseball team.
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports that the Montoursville (Pa.) school board approved Mussina, who won 270 games over his 18-year major league career, as the school's new boys basketball coach on Tuesday.
Mussina starred in football, basketball and baseball at Montoursville from 1983-87 before attending Stanford on a baseball scholarship. He replaces Mark Molesky, who will remain on staff as Mussina's first assistant after guiding the Warriors to a 5-17 record last season.
Quinten Persun, a rising junior on the Montoursville basketball team, reacted to the news as one might expect someone who wasn't old enough to remember most of Mussina's major league career would:
I honestly didn't realize how big of a deal it was for Mussina to be our basketball coach haha
— Quinten Persun (@qpersun) June 12, 2013
Mussina, who had earned more than $140 million by the time he retired after the 2008 season, will be paid a stipend of $4,170.