Sources: Matt Heath to be next College of Charleston baseball coach

Sources say College of Charleston will name Matt Heath its next baseball coach. (provided by College of Charleston athletics).

Pitching coach Matt Heath is expected to be named the new College of Charleston baseball coach.

Sources close to the team have said Heath has informed players that he will replace Monte Lee, who has taken the head coaching job at Clemson.

When asked, College of Charleston director of athletics Joe Hull said “Our process is not complete so I cannot comment.”

A press conference could come as soon as Monday or Tuesday, according to a source.

Lee, 38, left the College of Charleston, his alma mater, after seven years and a 276-145 record, including 45-15 in 2015. The Cougars appeared in the NCAA Tournament four times. He was officially announced as the new Clemson coach Thursday.

Heath, an LSU graduate, just completed his fifth season at the College of Charleston and the Cougars’ pitching staff has improved each year. The team had a cumulative 3.45 ERA in 2015.

As a player at LSU, he was an all-SEC Tournament pick as a catcher in 2001 and outfielder in 2002.