Stiles returns to the Oregon program after spending the 2011 season as the head coach at Lane Community College in Eugene. The Titans finished the year with a 26-20 overall record, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Tournament after earning the playoff spot by way of a second place finish in the West Division with a 19-11 record.
“Coach Stiles was a vital factor in helping develop our program for the first two seasons, before he joined Lane for a very exciting opportunity,” Horton said. “He had a very successful campaign at Lane last year, and we are very pleased to have Coach Stiles return to Oregon. He will be a fundamental asset in nurturing our pitching staff this year, and helping execute the program we have planned for the student-athletes.”
While at Lane, Stiles also coached Darrell Hunter to all-NWAACC first team honors as the first baseman led the Titans batting .328 with 29 RBIs and 10 home runs.
Before accepting the Lane position, Stiles spent the two previous seasons helping build the Oregon program as an administrative assistant. Stiles responsibilities included helping with the Oregon baseball camps and clinics.
In his new position, Stiles will assist Horton in the development of the pitching staff, including returning starters Alex Keudell and Christian Jones, as well as relievers Jeff Gold, Jimmie Sherfy and Brando Tessar, who each had successful summer efforts. Stiles will also work closely with Oregon’s four incoming freshmen arms.
Prior to his time as an administrative assistant at Oregon, Stiles coached at Tualitin High School (Ore.), Crook County High School (Ore.), Summit High School (Ore.), and St. Joseph High School (Calif.). Stiles has also been a high school administrator, teacher, and coach in Oregon and California for more than 20 years.
In addition, Stiles has headed several 16U Junior Olympic Teams and NTIS U.S.A. Baseball teams. He served as the General Manager for the Bend Bandits of the Western Baseball League before co-founding and coaching the Bend Elks of the West Coast League.
Stiles played infield at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif., before transferring to the University of Oregon and finishing his career with Ducks. He graduated with a degree in Journalism in 1982, and in 1986 completed his secondary education credential at the UO College of Education.
He currently resides in Eugene with his wife Megan, sons Taylor (23) and Cooper (16), and daughter Chloe (18). Both Taylor and Chloe attend the UO, while Cooper attends Sheldon High School.
Stiles joins Mark Wasikowski and Jay Uhlman, who joined the Oregon coaching staff in August, and replaces Bryson LeBlanc, who accepted a fulltime position at UC Riverside.