Jeremy Zalacca - Director of Athletic Communications
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Vice President for Athletics Bob Reasso announced this afternoon that Jordan Stampler has been named the Pfeiffer Baseball Head Coach. Stampler becomes the seventh head coach in program history and has served as the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator with the Falcons for the past two-and-a-half years.
"We're delighted to announce that Jordan will take over the program," commented Reasso. "Jordan has been on our staff for the past couple of years and he's an outstanding young coach. He gives our program continuity and I'm confident he will make a smooth transition to being the head coach. The future of our baseball program is very bright."
Stampler takes over for Dusty Blake who left to become the Pitching Coach at Duke University.
"I have been fortunate to learn under Coach Blake for close to three years and I will remain forever thankful to him," said Stampler. "He brought so much passion and energy to this program throughout his time here at Pfeiffer which is something I want to continue to build on. His relationships with our players, alumni, faculty and staff is something he has taught me to value more than anything."
Stampler has a Division I pedigree, playing two years at USC Upstate. In his two seasons with the Spartans, Stampler played in 108 games and tallied 88 runs, 113 hits and 42 runs batted in. His 44 runs scored in each of the 2012 and 2013 seasons rank him fourth in program history and his 29 walks in 2013 places him fifth. Additionally, Stampler owns the top two marks in Spartan history for most hit by pitches in a season, getting plunked 18 teams in 2012 and 16 in 2013.
Following his playing career, Stampler began his coaching career at Adrian College as the program's Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator in 2014. Stampler helped guide the Bulldogs to a 33-15 mark and an MIAA regular season and conference tournament title. Adrian advanced all the way to the NCAA Midwest Regional, winning three games in the NCAA Tournament.
In 2015, Stampler moved on to USC Upstate as a volunteer coach for half a year before being promoted to Assistant Coach. Back at his alma mater, Stampler helped coach Tyler Jackson who was later signed as a free agent to the Seattle Mariners organization.
In 2016, Stampler came to Misenheimer and helped lead Pfeiffer to a Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game appearance. A season ago, the Falcons once again made a run in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, defeating the nation's No. 1 team, Mount Olive, 9-4 in the first game and advanced to the semifinal of the tournament.
In addition to Jackson, Stampler has coached three players who have gone on to play professionally. Sam Fischer (Gateway Grizzlies), Ryan Darrow (Hickory Crawdads) and Ian Mikowski (Eastside Diamond Hoppers), while Charlie Carpenter was a 26th round draft pick by the Atlanta Braves before returning to school.
"I am extremely fortunate and grateful for the opportunity to take over the baseball program here at Pfeiffer," said Stampler. "I know the rich history of the program and I have been privileged to be a part of it for the last few years. It is truly an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as some of the great head coaches our program has seen. As our Head Coach, I plan to continue to build on the past successes and drive this program to reach its full potential both on and off the field."
Stampler and the Falcons open the season on Saturday, Feb. 3 when they travel to Gaffney, SC for a doubleheader against Limestone and Carson-Newman.