Beauford Sanders enters his 27th season at the helm of Tiger Baseball and is the active all-time wins leader in the state of Kentucky. In his 26 years at CU, Sanders has compiled a record of 815-536 (.603). Before coming to Campbellsville, Sanders compiled a record of 268-247 (.518) at North Greenville Junior College (S.C.).
In 2014, Sanders surpassed the 1,000 career win mark with a win over Cumberland University and most wins by an active head coach, Woody Hunt. He is the second-longest tenured athletic coach in Campbellsville University history behind Hall of Fame basketball coach Donna Wise (33 years).
Sanders inherited a program that earlier in its history had been very successful during the 80’s under coach Danny Davis. But had regressed after his departure in growth, development and wins. Sanders had a vision to return the program to respectability and to expand in all areas. Through his journey, he has not only turned the program into a national power, he has made the program a desirable place to play for prospective student athletes.
A 24-year coaching veteran, Randy LeBleu enters his 15th season as member of the Tiger’s coaching staff. LeBleu started as the graduate assistant coach of the program, before being promoted to full-time status in 2005. LeBleu’s primary responsibilities include working with the Tigers defense and offense.
He was the head volleyball coach at Campbellsville, from 2005-2009, where in his five years at the helm, the Lady Tiger volleyball team has compiled a 172-52 record. They won two conference championship, one region title, earned the school’s first ever trip to the NAIA National Tournament in 2007, and in 2009 won the NCCAA National Championship (school’s 1st ever team National Championship). He was named MSC Conference Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2008, and the NCCAA National Coach of the Year in 2009.
While at Campbellsville, LeBleu has made his presence felt in more ways than one. Seeing that he is from Canada, he has helped to broaden the regions in which the Tigers recruit, bringing in 16 of Canada’s finest players in the last six seasons.
Head coach Beauford Sanders announced in the summer of 2016 the hiring of Beaverton, Ore. native Brett Neffendorf to the coaching staff.
Neffendorf is the younger brother of previous pitching coach and recruiting coordinator Brad Neffendorf who left Campbellsville for Tennessee Wesleyan in the fall of 2015.
In the previous eight years, Campbellsville has broadened its recruiting territory and has seen many student-athletes make the cross-country trek to the Bluegrass state. Last season 28 of the 38 student-athletes came from Arizona, Washington, Oregon, California or New Mexico and is also the bread and butter for Nefferdorf’s recruiting connections.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Carter Sibley is entering his first year as a graduate assistant for the Tiger baseball team. He’s will lead the outfielders and be the head coach for the Tiger junior varsity team.
Carter Sibley comes to us from Pensacola State College, a junior college in Pensacola, Fla., where he was an assistant coach for the Pirates for one season. Sibley helped lead the Pirates to a 22-27 record in 2016. While at PSC, Sibley was in charge of outfielders and coached first base. Sibley also assisted with the offense which was Top 15 in the country in stolen bases and averaged over seven runs a game. The 2016 Pirates team had two players drafted in the Major League Baseball Amateur draft. Two players signed with SEC programs and all of the sophomores signed scholarships to play baseball at four year institutions.
Before his days in Pensacola, Sibley was part of the coaching staff at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Ind. He helped lead the baseball program to its first conference win in over four years as the Generals won three in his first year assisting. The following season, Sibley would take on the responsibilities of head JV coach as well as helping with the varsity program. That season the Generals varsity team would go on to win the conference championship, the school’s first ever in over 20 years.