Loren Hibbs (49) meets with the umpires and opposing coach at a game in 2010.
|Born||May 17, 1961|
|Alma mater||Wichita State University|
|Wichita State Shockers
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Wichita State Shockers (asst.)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 Metro Conference Regular Season Titles (1994, 1995)
4 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Titles (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
1 Metro Conference Tournament Championship (1993)
1 Conference USA Tournament Championship (1998)
3 Atlantic 10 Tournament Championships (2007, 2008, 2011)
5 NCAA Regional Appearances (1993, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2011)
C-USA Coach of the Year (1998)
A-10 Coach of the Year (2007)
Hibbs played college baseball for Wichita State. During his time as a player with the Shockers, he was on the all-tournament team at the 1982 College World Series and, in 1982, set the NCAA record for runs in a season. After college, Hibbs played a short time in the San Francisco Giants farm system, appearing in 39 games for the Everett Giants in 1984.
Hibbs served as an assistant with Wichita State from 1985-1992 before being hired by the 49ers. At Charlotte, Hibbs won the Metro Conference tournament and an NCAA Tournament berth in 1993, the Metro regular season titles in 1994 and 1995, the Atlantic 10 regular season and conference tournament titles in 2007 and 2008, and the Atlantic 10 regular season title in 2010. In 1998 the Niners won a school-record 43 games and reached the NCAA Tournament. Charlotte broke the 1998 mark for wins in 2007 with 49 wins, including two wins over NC State in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
Head coaching record
|Charlotte 49ers (Metro Conference) (1993–1995)|
|Charlotte 49ers (Conference USA) (1996–2005)|
|Charlotte 49ers (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2006–2013)|
Hibbs's wife, Lisa, is the director of the Athletic Academic Center at UNC Charlotte. His son Tyson Hibbs played for his father as a utility player and pinch runner with the 49ers from 2006 to 2009. He is also the father of two daughters, Erin and Lanie.
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