FROSTBURG, MD -
With Frostburg State's sixth victory of the young season over SUNY-Old Westbury, Chris McKnight earned his 100th victory as head coach of the Bobcat baseball program. In his first four seasons at FSU, McKnight compiled a record of 94-58-1 (.618), and as of March 7, 2004 he is 100-61-1.
McKnight is the fastest FSU head baseball coach to reach the 100-win milestone, accomplishing the feat in 162 games over four plus seasons.
In McKnight’s first four seasons as coach, he has led the Bobcats to three Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament finals and one East Coast Athletic Conference Tournament appearance.
Last season, the Bobcats went 31-12-1 and turned down an ECAC selection in an attempt to earn an NCAA Tournament bid.
The 31 wins ties for the third-highest total in the program's 40-year history and marks just the sixth time the Bobcats have reached 30 wins in a season.
"I am very proud of the accomplishments and we have to continue to work hard to keep achieving this level of success," said McKnight. "Of course I must give credit to the players. It is obvious we have great athletes when each year almost all of our starting lineup is named to the various All-AMCC teams with some moving on to play after their college careers are over."
Last season, eight Bobcats were named to the All-AMCC team, while three players were named to the ECAC All-Star squad. Sean Davis set a school-single season record with 65 hits, while Mark Teson set career and single-season records for walks and later signed a professional contract with the Kansas City T-Bones of the Northern League.
As described by many, McKnight’s style is based on hard work, fundamentals and determination. McKnight and his staff work tirelessly to give student-athletes at FSU a high quality baseball and educational experience.
"I have had a great assistant in Eric Hallenbeck the whole time I have been here," said McKnight. "Also our graduate and student assistants over the four years - Jason Trufant, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Stone, Scott Kingston and Mark Teson - have done great things."
McKnight, who is second on the all-time wins list for baseball at FSU, leads his Bobcats back into action with a trip to St. Joseph’s and SUNY-Farmingdale in the New York City/Long Island area March 13th and 14th.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303