The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

October 9, 2013

Concord coach to speak at WVBCA clinic Jan. 14


From Staff Reports

ATHENS — Concord University baseball head coach Andrew Wright is scheduled to be one of five featured speakers at the West Virginia Baseball Coaches Association Clinic on Jan. 31 at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, the organization announced last week.

“It is a great honor to have been chosen as one of this year’s speakers,” Wright said.

“I am humbled to get the opportunity to share our approach, along with getting to share the stage with some great baseball people. It will be an incredible experience.”

Wright will address hitting topics as well as Concord’s offensive approach. Last season, the Mountain Lions led the nation in batting average (.357) and runs scored (523) while also ranking second in on-base percentage (.440), third in slugging percentage (.525) as well as fourth in both hits (651) and home runs (51).

In 2013, Concord won the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship, qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament and set a school-record with 36 wins.

In three seasons as Concord’s head coach, Wright has won two conference championships and compiled an overall record of 89-73.

In addition to Wright, other speakers at the clinic include Marshall University pitching coach Josh Newman, Chicago Cubs area scout Tim Adkins, Cincinnati Reds area scout Steve Roadcap and University of Charleston head coach Lee Bradley.