BALTIMORE, Md. – Coppin State Athletics has announced staff additions in baseball and men's basketball
Baseball head coach Sherman Reed has announced the addition of two assistant coaches to his staff; Matthew Greely and LynDon Watkins.
Greely will serve as the pitching coach while Watkins will oversee the hitters and outfielders, while serving as the first base coach.
Greely comes to Coppin State after a successful 2016 season of leading the pitching staff at Arizona Western College. During his time at Arizona Western, the pitching staff commanded the baseball to a tune of 245 strikeouts and 105 walks in year one. Prior to AWC, Greely was in charge of pitching at Everett Community College. The EVCC Trojans finished the 2014 campaign with a 2.18 ERA and an opponent batting average of .222 in conference play.
Greely was a pitcher for four years in college. He played and received his AA from Walla Walla CC (WA) from 2005-06. Matt then attended University of the Cumberland (KY) where he played one season before transferring closer to home while completing his Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Fitness.
Coach Watkins spent nine years coaching at nationally ranked St. Johns College High School in Washington DC, which has produced 13 drafted players and two free agent signees in the last ten years.
After nine years of success as an assistant and head coach at St. John’s College High School, Watkins was named the head coach of St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Maryland. In his first season, he took the Panthers to the playoffs for the first time in four years. Under his tenure the program produced two All-Conference selections as well as a Maryland Private School All-Tournament selection.
A native of Chicago, Watkins other baseball experience includes consulting, serving as a clinician for several baseball organizations and he is the President of the Diamond Dynasty Baseball Organization.
Head men's basketball coach Michael Grant has named Stephen Stewart as an assistant on his staff. Stewart returns to his alma mater where he once served as an assistant men’s basketball coach for the Eagles during the 2001-04 seasons.
Stewart last coached at the University of Delaware from 2006-10. Prior to Delaware he was at Loyola College during the 2005-06 season and at the University of Albany in 2004-05. His coaching career began at Coppin State in 2001 underneath head coach Fang Mitchell.
Stewart is credited with helping put the Coppin State men’s basketball program on the map during the 1990’s. As a student-athlete his teams won three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular-season titles, fashioned a 47-1 mark during league play and earned births to the NCAA Tournament and the National Invitational Tournament.