Barring a late-stage break down in talks, Beau Baldwin is expected to be the next head coach at Cal Poly, sources told FootballScoop on Monday.
Sources told FootballScoop no signatures are in place at this time, but both sides anticipate a deal getting done.
Baldwin is currently the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Cal, a job he has held for the past three years.
Prior to that, Baldwin was the head coach at Eastern Washington — a Big Sky Conference rival of Cal Poly — from 2008-16. He went 85-32 with five Big Sky titles, six FCS playoff berths and a national championship in 2010. He was also the head coach at Central Washington in 2007, going 10-3 with a trip to the Division II quarterfinals.
Sources also told FootballScoop that Cal Poly approached Oregon running backs coach and run game coordinator Jim Mastro about the job, but the former Cal Poly running back and assistant coach is expected to remain at Oregon. Oregon is planning to ensure Mastro remains in Eugene for the foreseeable future, sources say.
Cal Poly went 3-8 in 2019. Tim Walsh retired after 11 seasons leading the Mustangs on Nov. 25.
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.
Update> ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura is now confirming the hire.