Greensboro, NC (08/27/02) -- Guilford College Athletic Director Marion Kirby announced the appointment of Brian Stewart as the school's assistant baseball coach Tuesday. Stewart replaces Adam Taylor, who took an assistant coaching position at the University of Richmond this summer.
Stewart comes to Guilford from Briarcrest Christian School where he was the head baseball coach and an assistant football coach. He led the baseball team to the regional playoffs from 1998-2001 and the Division II District Championship in 2001. Briarcrest reached the state quarterfinals for the first four times in Stewart's tenure and twice advanced to the state semifinal tournament. Stewart's football team reached the Division II state final from 1998-2001.
A 1996 Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) graduate, Stewart received a master's degree in elementary education and a bachelor's degree in social/behavioral studies. He began his college career at Northwest Mississippi Community College (NWMCC) where he captained the baseball team. Stewart transferred to FHU and pitched two seasons for the Lions and received the team's Sacrifice and Most Valuable Pitcher Awards. He served as an assistant for the nationally ranked Lions before moving on to Briarcrest.
In addition to his school-related coaching experiences, Stewart coached of the TruGreen Chemlawn Baseball Program. He helped his team to its first appearance in the National Amateur Baseball Federation under -18 World Series in 1997. Stewart coordinated the Five-Star Baseball Camp, the Freed-Hardeman Baseball Camp and has worked a camp at Auburn University.
Stewart will work with the Quakers this fall in preparation for the 2003 season, which opens Saturday February 8 at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Guilford returns 18 letter winners from last year's 30-13 team that finished second in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament.