Oklahoma Christian University-Baseball

Coaching Staff

Andrew McGuire | Assistant Coach

A former coach at the NCAA Division I level, Andrew McGuire is an assistant coach at Oklahoma Christian, working with the Eagles’ hitters and infielders. He joined the OC staff in May 2012.

OC made three straight trips to the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series in McGuire's first three seasons -- winning the NCCAA Central Region title each year -- and reached the Heartland Conference tournament championship round during his fourth season. One of McGuire's pupils, Blake Stringer, earned NCAA Division II All-America honors in 2014, and another, Derek Jones, received NCCAA All-America honorable mention in 2015.

McGuire, 37, worked as an assistant coach at Oklahoma and Texas-Pan American before a stint as an assistant at Edmond Santa Fe High School, where he worked alongside current OC head coach Lonny Cobble, who was Santa Fe’s head coach.

McGuire, who’s from Sherman, Texas, played at Oklahoma in 2003 and 2004 and was the college roommate of former OC assistant coach Russell Raley. McGuire served as the Sooners’ student assistant coach in 2005 and was OU’s first-base coach in 2006 under then-head coach Sunny Golloway, a former OC player and assistant coach. The Sooners reached the NCAA tournament both seasons, advancing to a super regional in 2006.

He worked as a full-time assistant at Division I Texas-Pan American during the 2007 season. McGuire joined Cobble’s staff at Edmond Santa Fe for the 2008 season. He also teaches physical science at Edmond Santa Fe in addition to coaching at OC.


Chance Stevens | Assistant Coach

Chance Stevens joined Oklahoma Christian’s baseball staff in June 2012 as the Eagles’ pitching coach.

After his first season at OC, two of his pitchers, Cale Coshow and Chris Burgess, were selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, the first time in school history that two Eagles were drafted during the same year. In 2014, another OC pitcher, Dillon Endecott, earned NCAA Division II All-America honors, and in 2017, OC hurler Dalton Rentz was named as Oklahoma's NCAA Division II pitcher of the year by OklahomaSports.net.

OC made three straight trips to the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series after Stevens arrived, winning the NCCAA Central Region title each year and reaching the semifinals in 2015. In 2016, the Eagles advanced to the Heartland Conference tournament's championship round in their first season of NCAA Division II postseason eligibility.

The 31-year-old Stevens, who’s from Fort Worth, Texas, arrived at OC after spending three seasons on the staff at Oklahoma Wesleyan after finishing his playing career at the school in Bartlesville.

In 2012, Stevens’ first season as a full-time pitching coach, OWU went 42-25 and was the runner-up in the NCCAA World Series. Three of Stevens’ pitchers received All-Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference honors and they combined to throw two no-hitters.

In 2011, OWU won the NCCAA title with a 39-28 record.

Stevens also worked as a coach with an American Legion team in Bartlesville.

He played one season at North Central Texas College before transferring to OWU. In three seasons at OWU (2007-2009), he posted a 16-18 career pitching record with a 5.01 ERA and 184 strikeouts in 210 innings pitched. He was a first-team All-MCAC pick in 2007 and made the All-NCCAA Central Region first-team list during all three of his seasons at OWU. He also recorded the first no-hitter in OWU history.


Mark Craft | Assistant Coach

A longtime high school coach in the Oklahoma City area, Mark Craft joined the OC staff with the 2016 season.

Craft coached baseball at Choctaw High School from 1987 through his retirement after the 2014 season. He was named as The Oklahoman’s Big All-City coach of the year in 2001.

Before coaching at Choctaw, Craft spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach at Edmond Memorial High School, working under the legendary Wendell Simmons. Craft served as the head coach of Edmond’s American Legion summer teams during that time.

A Midwest City native, Craft played at what is now Central Oklahoma before joining the Edmond Memorial staff.


Austin Orth | JV Head Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Derek Jones | JV Assistant Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lane Paul | JV Assistant Coach