With the 2019 season just around the corner, Head Coach Reginald Johnson, II made an addition to his coaching staff, adding Sean Stevens as an assistant coach.
A Jacksonville native and graduate of Ridgeview High School, Stevens brings over 25 years of baseball experience as a player and coach to the EWC Baseball program, including four years of pro baseball experience, and four years of college baseball experience at the NAIA and NCAA Division-III levels.
Stevens comes to Edward Waters after serving as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater, NCAA Division-III Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois during the fall of 2018. He also spent the summer of 2018 as the Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Lake Norman Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League. Last spring, Stevens was an Assistant Coach/Strength & Condition Coach at crosstown rival, Trinity Baptist College, where he added support and knowledge to the Eagles in their fourth year of the program.
Stevens playing experience is extensive as well, as he played three seasons of independent baseball in the Empire League for the Watertown Ducks, the Desert League for the Imperial County Ghost Riders and Yuma Hammers, and the Thoroughbred League for the TBL Pacers. He also spent one season playing internationally for the Buenos Aires Shankees in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he hit a career high .533 with seven RBIs and six stolen bases, leading the Shankees to their first league championship in franchise history in 2017.
Collegiately, Stevens played at Thomas University where he played all three positions in the outfield, before transferring and completing his collegiate career at Aurora University. He also played outfield for the Fort Lauderdale Superstars of the collegiate Federal League in 2007 & 2008.
In addition to his responsibilities at EWC, Stevens is also the Field Manager for the Rangers of the Puerto Rico Collegiate League.
“I’m very excited and blessed to have this opportunity to return to Jacksonville and work alongside this staff and at EWC.” remarked Stevens who will work primarily with the outfielders and hitters.
The Tigers will open the 2019 season on January 25th & 26th in West Palm Beach, Florida as they will play a four-game series against Keiser University.
Courtesy of Edward Waters Sports Information