Eddie Uschold Becomes Winningest Coach at Missouri Baptist

Eddie Uschold became the winningest baseball coach in Missouri Baptist University history on March 25 when his club swept a doubleheader against Ashford University. His career record is 256–138–1 (.650) since taking the helm of the Spartans in 2000.

Eddie was a backup first baseman and designated hitter at Baldwin-Wallace College in the late 1980s. After graduating from B-W in 1990, he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kent State University. He moved up the coaching ranks with assistant coaching stints at Tyler (Texas) Junior College and Manchester (Ind.) College, and a head coaching job at Olivet (Mich.) College, before being hired at Missouri Baptist.

In seven seasons at MBU, Eddie’s teams have won three American Midwest Conference championships. He was named AMC Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004, and NAIA Region V Coach of the Year in 2003. Last year, he led the Spartans to a school-record 40–24 mark and a runner-up finish in the AMC. They qualified for the Region V playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, but were eliminated in two close games.

So far this season, the Spartans are 26–6 and ranked 23rd in the latest NAIA poll. They are third in the nation with a .385 batting average and a .588 slugging percentage.

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