Paul Stevens (baseball)
November 26, 1953 |
Oak Lawn, Illinois
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||4–14 (Big Ten)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Big Ten Coach of the Year: 1991, 1995, 2006|
Paul Stevens is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as an assistant coach for the University of Chicago Maroons baseball team, a position he has held since the spring of 2016. He was previously the head coach of the Northwestern Wildcats baseball program for 28 seasons from 1988 through 2015. He is the winningest coach in Northwestern's program history, with over 600 wins. Stevens announced his retirement partway through the 2015 season and stepped down at the end of the year.
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 had three 30-win seasons. Stevens coached more games than any other coach in Northwestern history, over 500 more than second-place George McKinnon. He was named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1991, 1995, and 2006
Head coaching record
The following lists Stevens' record as a head coach.
|Northwestern (Big Ten Conference) (1988–present)|
|1991||Northwestern||27–28–1||15–12–1||T-3rd||Big Ten Tournament[a]|
|1995||Northwestern||36–19||15–13||T-3rd||Big Ten Tournament[b]|
|2000||Northwestern||30–27||13–15||6th||Big Ten Tournament[c]|
|2002||Northwestern||26–29||14–15||6th||Big Ten Tournament[d]|
|2003||Northwestern||25–25||15–14||5th||Big Ten Tournament[e]|
|2006||Northwestern||26–33||21–11||2nd||Big Ten Tournament[f]|
|2010||Northwestern||24–32||13–11||t-3rd||Big Ten Tournament[g]|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- The top 4 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 1991.
- The top 4 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 1995.
- The top 6 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2000.
- The top 6 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2002.
- The top 6 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2003.
- The top 6 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2006.
- The top 6 of the Big Ten's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2010.
- "Paul Stevens Bio". Northwestern Wildcats. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
- Scott Powers (May 21, 2011). "Baseball a family affair at Northwestern". ESPN. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
- Lynden Ostrander (April 30, 2013). "Northwestern Baseball Takes Down Chicago State, 3–1". Inside Northwestern. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
- Philip Rossman-Reich (March 6, 2013). "Wildcat of the Week: Paul Stevens". Lake the Posts. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
- Rosenblum, Jonah L. (May 21, 2015). "Care for His Players Defined Northwestern Baseball Coach Paul Stevens". ChicagoTribune.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
- 2013 Baseball Record Book (PDF). Northwestern Wildcats. p. 2. Retrieved September 25, 2013.