Paul Stevens (baseball)

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Paul Stevens
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Northwestern
Conference Big Ten Conference
Biographical details
Born (1953-11-26) November 26, 1953 (age 61)
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Playing career
1973–1974
1975–1976
South Alabama
Lewis
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1987
1988–Present
Northwestern (Asst.)
Northwestern
Head coaching record
Overall 637–767–6

Paul Stevens in an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Northwestern Wildcats baseball program. He was named to that position prior to the 1988 season and is the winningest coach in program history, with over 600 wins.[1][2][3][4]

Stevens played for two seasons at South Alabama before transferring to Lewis. He earned a Silver Medal with the U.S. team at the 1975 Pan American Games. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals and played for three seasons in the Royals organization. Stevens then served as a scout for the New York Mets before becoming an assistant at Northwestern in 1985. After three years, he was promoted to head coach. Under Stevens, the Wildcats have reached 30 wins 3 times and won 20 or more games for fifteen years in a row. Stevens has coached more games than any other coach in Northwestern history, over 500 more than George McKinnon.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

The following lists Stevens' record as a head coach.[5]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Northwestern (Big Ten Conference) (1988–present)
1988 Northwestern 28–28 11–17 t-8th
1989 Northwestern 26–30–3 15–13 6th
1990 Northwestern 24–32 6–21 10th
1991 Northwestern 27–28–1 15–12–1 T-3rd Big Ten Tournament[a]
1992 Northwestern 18–38 8–20 10th
1993 Northwestern 27–27 15–13 5th
1994 Northwestern 34–22 10–18 9th
1995 Northwestern 36–19 15–13 T-3rd Big Ten Tournament[b]
1996 Northwestern 26–29 10–18 8th
1997 Northwestern 20–35 9–19 9th
1998 Northwestern 27–26 10–18 8th
1999 Northwestern 24–29 10–18 9th
2000 Northwestern 30–27 13–15 6th Big Ten Tournament[c]
2001 Northwestern 24–32 11–17 7th
2002 Northwestern 26–29 14–15 6th Big Ten Tournament[d]
2003 Northwestern 25–25 15–14 5th Big Ten Tournament[e]
2004 Northwestern 26–28–1 14–18 7th
2005 Northwestern 26–28 14–18 7th
2006 Northwestern 26–33 21–11 2nd Big Ten Tournament[f]
2007 Northwestern 18–36 9–23 9th
2008 Northwestern 21–28 14–18 7th
2009 Northwestern 15–34–1 5–17 9th
2010 Northwestern 24–32 13–11 t-3rd Big Ten Tournament[g]
2011 Northwestern 20–29 10–13 8th
2012 Northwestern 18–36 6–18 11th
2013 Northwestern 22–26 9–15 9th
2014 Northwestern
Northwestern: 637–767–6 302–423–1
Total: 637–767–6

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

  1. ^ The top 4 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 1991.
  2. ^ The top 4 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 1995.
  3. ^ The top 6 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2000.
  4. ^ The top 6 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2002.
  5. ^ The top 6 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2003.
  6. ^ The top 6 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2006.
  7. ^ The top 6 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2010.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Paul Stevens Bio". Northwestern Wildcats. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Scott Powers (May 21, 2011). "Baseball a family affair at Northwestern". ESPN. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Lynden Ostrander (April 30, 2013). "Northwestern Baseball Takes Down Chicago State, 3-1". Inside Northwestern. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Philip Rossman-Reich (March 6, 2013). "Wildcat of the Week: Paul Stevens". Lake the Posts. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ 2013 Baseball Record Book. Northwestern Wildcats. p. 2. Retrieved September 25, 2013.