|Born||August 9, 1931
|Died||August 20, 2011
|1954, 1956||Eau Claire Braves
North Carolina (baseball and football)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Chalmers "Chal" Port (August 9, 1931 – August 20, 2011) was a college baseball coach at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Most famous for leading Bulldogs to the 1990 College World Series, Port coached for 27 seasons garnering a 641–386–2 record. His win total was only surpassed in 2010 by successor Fred Jordan, who played for Port.
Port played football and baseball at the University of North Carolina prior to a brief minor league career.
1990 College World Series season
In his second to last season, Port led the 1990 The Citadel Bulldogs baseball team in a dominant season, claiming the Southern Conference regular season and tournament championships, the nation's longest winning streak of 26 games, and the school's first appearance in the College World Series. Sweeping through the SoCon Tournament and the Atlantic Regional in Coral Gables, FL, the Bulldogs defeated national power Miami (FL) on its home field twice to advance to Omaha. Following an opening round loss to LSU, the Bulldogs defeated Cal State Fullerton in extra innings. The Citadel was eliminated by LSU in its third game in Omaha. The Bulldogs were ranked sixth in the Collegiate Baseball final poll. Following the season, Port was named Sporting News National Baseball Coach of the Year.
Head coaching record
|The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern Conference) (1965–1991)|
|1969||The Citadel||18–10||10–6||2nd South|
|1970||The Citadel||15–12–1||6–8–1||3rd South|
|1984||The Citadel||26–21||12–5||2nd South|
|1985||The Citadel||29–20||8–10||3rd South|
|1986||The Citadel||29–20||9–9||3rd South|
|1987||The Citadel||19–31||6–12||3rd South|
|1988||The Citadel||33–20||12–6||2nd South|
|1990||The Citadel||46–14||13–1||1st||College World Series|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Legendary Baseball Coach Chal Port Passes". citadelsports.com. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
- "One-on-One with Chal Port". Post and Courier. June 25, 2006. p. 2C. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- "1990 NCAA Div I Final Poll". Collegiate Baseball. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
- "Port Wins National Award". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. June 13, 1990. p. D2. Retrieved June 6, 2012.