FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern Head Baseball Coach Stuart Lake has announced the hiring of Charles Assey as his assistant coach.
“I am just excited about this opportunity,” said Assey. “I have known Coach Lake for a long time and I think a lot of him as a person and as a coach. I know that this program can win, and I am ready to work hard to make it happen.”
Assey is the first coach to join Lake’s staff, and comes to CSU from his post at Presbyterian College. He will serve as the recruiting coordinator, third base coach, and will coach the hitters along with Coach Lake.
“Calling someone a ‘tireless worker’ is so cliché, but is so true about Coach Assey,” said Lake. “I have coached him since he was 15 years old at Brookland-Cayce HS. I am so impressed with his coaching abilities, and his knowledge of the talent in the state of South Carolina.”
At PC, Assey worked with the catchers, helping them gun down more than 30 percent of stolen base attempts, holding a .985 fielding percentage in the process. He also worked with the Blue Hose hitters, helping them increase their homerun total by 13 over the previous season.
Prior to PC, Assey had a successful stint at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He served as a graduate assistant baseball coach and as the head strength and conditioning coach during his time at St. Edward’s.
During his two years at St. Edward’s, Assey served as the first base coach and as the assistant recruiting coordinator. He also served as the camp director for former St. Edward’s head baseball coach Jeremy Farber’s baseball camps.
Assey coached two outfielders and one catcher at St. Edwards who went on to play either Minor League Baseball or in Independent Professional Baseball.
Prior to Assey’s arrival at St. Edwards the program had gone .500 the year before. During his two years the program improved exponentially, winning 35 games in his first year and 36 in his final year.
A former Blue Hose team captain who graduated from PC in 2004 with a Bachelors of Science in Social Studies with a minor in Secondary Education, Assey completed his Masters Degree at St. Edward’s in May of 2006. He graduated with an Arts of Human Services degree with a concentration in Sports Management.
Assey is also a veteran in the summer baseball camp circuit as he has been an instructor at summer baseball camps at The Citadel, Clemson, South Carolina, Presbyterian College, Lander and the University of Texas.
Assey was recruited to play two sports at PC, suiting up for both the football and baseball team. Assey left the football team to concentrate on baseball after his freshman campaign.
Assey pitched and played in the field for PC. He was a part of PC’s 2003 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament championship team. The Blue Hose participated in the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2003.
The West Columbia, S.C., native played high school baseball for his father Charlie Assey at Brookland-Cayce in Columbia, S.C. Assey was a part of Brookland-Cayce’s 1998 South Carolina 3A state championship team.