Stillman College has tabbed coaching veteran Terrance Whittle as the new head coach of the Tiger Baseball program.
Terrance has served as baseball coach for 16 seasons at the helm of Elizabeth City State University baseball program. Additionally, he served the ECSU Athletic department as the Athletic Facilities Manager. His first 5 years as head coach, the Vikings won their first ever Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) championship in 2005. Under Whittle, the program and players have garnered regional and national recognition in addition to maintaining a high graduation rate.
A native of Petersburg, Virginia , Whittle was a three sport athlete at Petersburg High School. After graduating from PHS in 1989, he attended Chowan College in Murfreesboro, NC. Played football and baseball and earned a degree in Typesetting Technology in 1991. He then transferred to Virginia State University in the spring of 1992 where he played baseball and served as team co-captain in 1993 and 1994. Upon graduation in 1994, Whittle was named head baseball coach at his Alma Mater.
In 1999, Whittle left VSU to become Head Coach, Director of Baseball Operations, and director of Player Development with the Regensburg Legionaere in Germany. Whittle has served as an Associate scout with the Florida Marlins, (1996-1998) and also participated in the Atlanta Braves Scouting and Player Development Internship program in 1998.
Whittle was the 1998 and 2004 CIAA Coach of the Year, the 1998 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Louisville Slugger Award winner for coaching excellence, 2001 ABCA century club, 2002 ABCA Louisville Slugger conference championship award. Whittle is the only CIAA baseball coach to lead 2 different CIAA member Institutions to regular season and conference championships.
Whittle has served on many NCAA Division II committees including the South Atlantic Regional Advisory Selection Committee (1996, 97, 98, 2000-2001), Member/Chair: NCAA Div. II South Atlantic Regional Advisory Selection Committee (2008), Member/Chair: NCAA Div. II Atlantic Regional Advisory Selection Committee – (2009-2012), NCAA Division II National Baseball Committee (2008-2012), Member/CIAA Baseball Coaches Association, (President, 2001-2005). Whittle has a track record of providing sound academic and high minded student athletes. He is known for developing his players as leaders in the classroom as well as on the playing field.
Whittle takes over a stout baseball program from Julius McDougal who left the program after two season in his desire to coach NCAA Division I baseball and landed at Eastern Kentucky University.
Stillman will play in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) beginning in the 2018-19 season. They will remain a member of the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) and will be eligible for postseason play this coming 2017-2018 season in the NAIA.