Stephen Duncan enters his third season as the head baseball coach at Washington University after leading the Bears to their eighth NCAA Regional appearance in school history in 2012. In his first two seasons, Duncan has compiled a 57-31 record and a .648 winning percentage.
Duncan's first two teams have set or tied eight Washington University single-season individual and team records. As a team, the 2011 Bears set school records for stolen bases (120) and double plays (43). Individually, Brandon Rogalski set single-season records for at bats (178, 2012), hits (77, 2012) and RBIs (60, 2011), while also setting the Washington University career hits record (216). Junior Kyle Billig also set two single-season records for the Bears in 2012 - runs (59) and stolen bases (35). In 2011, the 46 games played also represented a new Washington University single-season record.
In two seasons, Duncan has also mentored four student-athletes to seven ABCA/Rawlings and D3Baseball.com All-Region honors, while Rogalski became just the second student-athlete in program history to garner back-to-back All-America accolades (2011 first-team, 2012 second-/third-team).
William Ross Clites enters his third year with the Bears, working primarily with pitchers, serving as the bench coach, and assisting with recruiting.
Washington University pitchers have won at least 28 games, saved at least 7 games, struck out at least 215 batters, and kept opponents' batting averages under .295 in each of his first two years on the coaching staff.
In Clites' first season, the pitching staff lowered the team ERA by more than two runs from that of the 2010 campaign (7.56 to 5.25). This number dramatically fell again in 2012, posting a final mark of 3.98.
Scott Coffman enters his first season as an assistant baseball coach at Washington University after a successful playing career at New Mexico State University. He will be working primarily with the Bears' pitchers at Washington U.
Coffman was a 2012 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American and a two-time first-team all-Western Athletic Conference selection for the Aggies in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, he became the first pitcher in school history to ever receive first-team all-conference honors with any of the Aggies' league affiliations (WAC, Sun Belt, Big West, Missouri Valley). Coffman finished his career as the all-time saves leader at New Mexico State with 22 saves, and tied the school's single-season record with nine saves in 2011. In his four seasons with the Aggies, Coffman recorded a 12-5 record while appearing in 108 games. He finished with a 3.29 career ERA in 134.0 innings, with 152 strikeouts. In addition, Coffman was a three-time academic all-conference honoree from 2010-12.
A native of Albuquerque, N.M., Coffman was named the 2007 Army National Guard New Mexico Player of the Year. He also received the 2007 State Farm Insurance Senior Student-Athlete of the Year award. Coffman graduated from Albuquerque Academy in 2007. He received his bachelors of science in aerospace engineering from New Mexico State in December 2011.
Jim Foster begins his first season as an assistant baseball coach at Washington University in 2012. He will be working primarily with the pitchers.
Foster completed his four-year collegiate career at Saint Louis University in 2012. As a senior, he appeared in 16 games and posted a 3.05 ERA. Foster helped the Billikens to a 41-18 record and the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season championship in 2012. Foster was also a member of SLU's 2010 Atlantic 10 championship team that made an appearance in the NCAA Division I tournament.
A Lake St. Louis, Mo., native, Foster played three years of high scool baseball for Wentzville Holt High School. As a senior, he posted a 5-2 record and 2.13 ERA in 46 innings while helping Wentzville finish second in the Missouri Class 4 State Championship.
Kyle Murphy begins his third season with the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team as the hitting coach.
A native of Beloit, Wis., Murphy began his collegiate baseball career at Indian Hills Community College. He was selected to the Junior College World Series All-Tournament Team in 2004 and was an honorable mention All-American selection in 2005.
Murphy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2009 with a degree in sociology. He helped Kansas win the Big 12 tournament in 2006 and was drafted by the Texas Rangers with the first pick of the 19th round in the 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
Chris Moran begins his first season as an assistant coach for the Washington University baseball team in 2012.
Moran joined the Washington U. program after completing his collegiate career at Wheaton College (Ill.) in 2012. As a senior, he was named academic all-conference for the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). Prior to his two years at Wheaton, Moran played two seasons at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. While at Gordon, he played in 39 games and made 20 starts for the Fighting Scots.
A native of Williamsville, N.Y., Moran graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in political science from Wheaton College in May 2012. He was an assistant coach for a 15U town league team during the summer of 2012. Moran is in his first year of law school at Washington University.