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WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW head baseball coach Mark Scalf has announced the addition of Chris Stephens to his coaching staff for the 2011-12 season. Stephens joins the Seahawks after serving on the staff at Presbyterian for one season.
“We’ve been fortunate through the years to have high-quality assistant coaches and Chris follows along those lines,” said Scalf, who enters his 21st season. “He’s passionate about the game and teaching and we’re excited to have him in the program.”
Stephens was the Blue Hose volunteer assistant in 2011 and will serve in that capacity with the Seahawks. With the Blue Hose, he worked with the catchers and also was the hitting coach.
“”I am both grateful and excited for the opportunity to join the coaching staff at UNCW,” said Stephens. “Coach Scalf and the staff have established a winning program and I look forward to becoming a part of it. I can’t wait to get on campus, meet our student athletes and get hard to work at contributing to UNCW Baseball and the University.””
In 2011, Presbyterian posted wins over non-conference foes including Clemson and Tennessee as PC posted a school record for wins at the Division I level with 24.
Prior to PC, Stephens was a graduate assistant at Wesley College, a NCAA Division III school in Dover, Del. During his tenure with the Wolverines, Wesley posted wins over three nationally-ranked opponents, including DIII power and top-ranked Salisbury State.
Stephens also gained experience during the summers of 2010 and 2011 as an assistant with the Oneonta Outlaws. In 2011 the Outlaws won the New York Collegiate Baseball League title.
Collegiately, Stephens played at North Georgia while earning a degree in history.
Stephens also coached the junior varsity team at North Hall High School in Gainesville, Ga., under the direction of former UNCW standout Trent Mongero.