HIRED: As manager of the Seattle Mariners, MAURY WILLS, 47, the first major-leaguer to steal more than 100 bases in a season (104 for the Dodgers in 1962, when he was National League MVP), replacing Darrell Johnson. In 14 seasons, Wills stole 586 bases, eighth on the alltime list.
NAMED: As coach of the Division III Utica ( N.Y.) College basketball team, LARRY COSTELLO, 49, who coached the Milwaukee Bucks from 1968 to 1976, winning the NBA championship in '71, and the Chicago Bulls for most of the 1978-79 season. With a career record of 430-300, he is one of only 10 coaches to win 400 games in the NBA.
PENALIZED: By the presidents and chancellors of the PAC-10 universities, USC, UCLA, OREGON, OREGON STATE and ARIZONA STATE, all of which were ruled ineligible for the 1980 conference football title, Rose Bowl or other postseason games. UCLA, Oregon State and Oregon were also ordered to forfeit a total of 21 victories over the past three seasons. ( Arizona State had previously been ruled ineligible for the PAC-10 title and had forfeited five 1980 games.) USC must also forfeit points that will cost the Trojans their 1978 PAC-10 title in track (they already had been stripped of the NCAA crown) and will be banned from all championship meets in '81. Oregon will forfeit some points earned in 1980 swim meets. The penalties are punishment for "unearned credits, falsified transcripts and unwarranted intrusion of athletic department interests into the academic processes of the respective universities."
DIED: DAN TEHAN, 73, who officiated in the NFL longer than any other man (1930-64); of an apparent heart attack; in Cincinnati.