Harris-Stowe State Athletics Names CJ Bilbrey Interim Head Baseball Coach



By Michael Coker/Black College Nines


CJ Bilbrey Harris-Stowe StateHarris-Stowe State University athletic department announced CJ Bilbrey interim head baseball coach for the coming baseball season. Bilbrey’s appointment will run during the 2016 season.

This is his 3rd year with the program. Prior to acceptance as interim Bilbrey was the top assistant baseball coach at Harris-Stowe for the past two seasons serving as the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach.

Prior to coming to Harris-Stowe, Bilbrey was a four year baseball player at HSSU obtaining a degree in Urban Education, spent seven seasons as a college assistant coach, worked at North Central Missouri College, Maryville University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with both pitchers and hitters.

Coached summer college baseball for “the St. Louis Gamers organization and the Lewis & Clark Baseball League” registering a 47-22 record winning the league championship in 2013.

Bilbrey replaced former Harris-Stowe head baseball coach David Estes who resigned this past August leaving the baseball program in turmoil 2 weeks before the start of school.

Harris-Stowe State plays in one of the toughest conferences in the country the American Midwest Conference (AMC) had 4 teams last year get ranked in the top 25, with all four making the national tournament.

It is not known if a national search for a permanent head coach will began in 2016.