Head Coach: UNC Wilmington
In his 21st season with the Seahawks, Scalf directed the program back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008. UNCW captured its first CAA tournament crown since 2006 and was the top-seed in the CAA tournament after cruising through the league with a 24-6 record. The Seahawks extended their streak of conference tournament appearances to 27.
UNCW posted a 39-23 record, marking its most wins since the 2008 club's school-record 44 wins. The 39 wins were sixth most in the program's history.
A pair of Seahawks was selected in the 2012 MLB draft with outfielder Andrew Cain going to San Francisco in the 24th round and pitcher Tyler DeLoach in the 26th round to Anaheim.
In 2011, UNCW continued its streak of reaching the CAA tournament with an 18-12 record and a third-place finish. The Seahawks are the only school in the conference to participate in each postseason championship tournament since the inaugural event in 1986.
Assistant Coach: UNC Wilmington
UNCW continued to be an offensive leader in the CAA, and nationally, in Hood's 11th season with the program. The Seahawks ranked in the nation's top-30 in eight categories, including batting average (22nd), runs (27th), hits (12th), doubles (23rd), home runs (11th) and stolen bases (12th).
The 2012 Seahawks also proved to be one of the program's top offensive clubs in the program's history as they ranked fourth all-time in hits, fifth in batting average and total bases, seventh in home runs and eighth in doubles.
With 105 stolen bases, the Seahawks passed the 100-mark for the first time since 2006. UNCW was successful in 78.4% of its attempts, also ranking in UNCW's top-10 all-time. Andrew Cain, who was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 24th round, and Michael Bass led the way with 23 and 20 stolen bases, respectively, while UNCW had five players steal at least 10 bases in 2012.
Cain, along with Thomas Pope and Tyler McSwain were named first-team All-CAA. For Pope, who finished with a team-leading .372 batting average, it was the second time he was named first-team. UNCW's entire infield of Matt Campbell, Jake Koenig, Bass and Hunter Ridge comprised the league's second-team infield.
Assistant Coach: UNC Wilmington
UNCW head baseball coach Mark Scalf has announced the hiring of UNC Chapel Hill's all-time winningest pitcher, Robert Woodard, as pitching coach for the Seahawks following two seasons on the staff at his alma mater.
"Robert is an excellent addition to our staff and program," said Scalf, who enters his 22nd season in 2012-13. "He was an excellent competitor and successful as evident from all his accolades. Robert is a student of the game and we're excited to have him become part of the UNCW family."
Woodard, who joined Tar Heel Head Coach Mike Fox's staff prior to the 2010 postseason, worked in Chapel Hill following a three-year stint in the San Diego Padres minor league organization after being selected in the 20th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft.
"I couldn't be more excited to join such a first-class program," said Woodard. "Coach Scalf, Hood and Monday are tremendous coaches and knowledgeable people. I've known Coach Scalf for a long time and he's one of the most respected head coaches in the game. This opportunity would not be possible, though, without being on Coach (Mike) Fox's staff for the past two-plus seasons. I'd like to thank Coach Fox for giving me my start. I'm looking forward to continuing to build upon what has been established here at UNCW."
Monday returns to his alma mater following a season (2012) on the staff at Barton under the tutelage of another former Seahawk coach Josh Simmons.
"I'm eager to get started," said Monday. "The chance to return to UNCW and join a staff that has been very successful is exciting for me. I'm thankful that Coach Scalf and Coach Hood have given me this opportunity. I look forward to the challenges ahead as we look to win the CAA and return to the NCAA tournament."
Monday played for the Seahawks in 2009 and 2010, finishing his career as the program's all-time leader in slugging percentage (.620) and fourth with 32 career home runs. In 2010, Monday led the Colonial Athletic Association with 20 round trippers and earned second-team All-CAA honors. He was a third-team selection as a junior, his first season with the Seahawks after transferring from Surry Community College.
In his only season with Barton, the Bulldogs hit .285 with 30 home runs and 107 doubles. Phillip Williams earned second-team All-Conference Carolinas after tying for the team lead with eight homers and knocking a team-high 40 runs. Collins Cuthrell also earned second-team honors by hitting .331 and matching Williams' team-high eight homers.