On this edition of Black College Nines HBCU Baseball podcast, we speak with new Lane College baseball coach Stanley Stubbs. The former Texas College head coach replaced Daniel Stockdale, whose recent resignation opened the door for Stubbs to return and coach his alma mater.
Stubbs’ tenure starts with a baseball program in need of a proven leader to turn around a once good baseball program and mold the Lane Dragons into one of the top teams in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).
In 2017, Stanley Stubbs will mark 18 seasons in coaching Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baseball programs.
Prior to coaching Texas College, Stubbs began his coaching career at Jackson State University under his legendary coach Robert “Bob” Braddy. He has been head coach at Paine College, Albany State, Benedict College and a assistant at Savannah State University.
Stanley Stubbs’ ability to attract great players and develop personal relationships is paramount to the coach’s success. While a student at Lane, Stubbs played the outfield and as the starting catcher from 1992 to 1994. But his biggest impact was coaching on the field. He’s always had that knack for coaching and being an educator.
Stubbs attributes his love for the game as a factor in his success. Recruits are able to relate to and feed off of his energy. The Booneville, Mississippi, native was aggressive in learning everything he could about collegiate coaching.
He contacts coaches around the country for advice and tips, drives around the country to attend coaching conferences and participates in summer league clinics instructing young recruits and other players in the fundamental aspects of the game. Stubbs once stated “just being around the other coaches was a learning experience”.
Stanley Stubbs was a Florida Marlins associate scout in 2004-2006 and is also a associate scout with the Washington Nationals ballclub.
The podcast focus on the grind of HBCU baseball.