Staff
Head Coach
Randy Hood

Randy Hood was named head coach on Apr. 29, 2019, becoming just the fourth head coach in the history of the Seahawk Baseball program.

While entering this first season as head coach, the Goldsboro, N.C., native enters his 19th season overall with the program since joining as an assistant in 2001. During his tenure, the Seahawks have won six Colonial Athletic Association tournament championships, nine CAA regular season title and made 10 appearances in the NCAA Regionals.

Last season, the Seahawks won the CAA championship with a 6-5 win in 10 innings over Elon and played in the Chapel Hill Regional alongside North Carolina, Tennessee and Liberty.

Greg Jones became the program's highest draft pick when he went in the frst round, 22nd overall, to the Tampa Bay Rays. Jones, a two-time All-America honoree and CAA Player of the Year, was one of four Seahawk picked in the 2019 draft. Joining Jones, a shortstop, were infielder Cole Weiss, lefthanded pitcher Zarion Sharpe and rigthhanded pitcher Justin Crump.

in 2018, despite having to replace seven position starters, UNCW continued to be one of the top offenses in the CAA. Ryan Jeffers, a second round pick of the Minnesota Twins in the MLB Draft, hit .315 and led the Seahawks with 22 doubles, 16 home runs and 59 runs batted in. He also led the conference in on base average and slugging percentage. Also producing a career-year was Mason Berne, who led the Seahawks with a .343 batting average and ranked among the conference leaders in home runs, RBI's and slugging percentage. Berne also set a program record when he reached safely in 48 consecutive games.

In 2017, Casey Golden became the second Seahawk in as many seasons to be named CAA Player-of-the-Year after tying a school-record with 21 home runs. Golden was one of six Seahawks, including five position players, to be selected in the MLB Draft. Ryan Jeffers, Nick Feight and Golden were named first-team All-CAA while Brian Mims was named to the second-team.

In 2016, the Seahawks boasted one of the top offenses in the nation as UNCW ranked in the top-10 nationally in several categories, including batting average (eighth/.320), hits (sixth/694), home runs (third/87), runs (third/505), scoring (third/8.4) and slugging percentage (second/.517).

Leading the Seahawk offensively was Nick Feight, who led the nation in runs batted in with a school-record 91. He also tied program records with 24 doubles and 21 home runs, which ranked him second in the nation. Steven Linkous paced the nation with 78 runs scored while Brian Mims was third with 71. Mims also ranked seventh nationally with a team-high 96 hits.

Feight and Mims combined for 10 All-America honors with Feight totaling a program-record six. Both were first-team All-Conference selections and Feight was the league’s Player-of-the-Year. Joining them on the CAA’s All-League first team were Linkous, third baseman Daniel Stack and Conference Pitcher-of-the-Year, Ryan Foster. UNCW totaled 10 All-CAA selections.

Assistant Coach
Chris Moore

Chris Moore enters his third season with the Seahawks in 2019-20 and will oversee the program's hitters.

In 2019, the Seahawks had a dynamic offense, led by Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year Greg Jones, who was also a two-time All-America honoree. Jones ranked among the national leaders win several offensive categories, including runs scored, on base average, triples and stolen bases. Jones was selected in the first round with the 22nd pick overall by the Tampa Bay Rays, becoming the program's highest draft pick.

Joining Jones on the CAA's first-team were infielder Cole Weiss and outfielder Kep Brown. Both posted career-high seasons with Weiss hitting .305 with four home runs and 49 runs batted in and Brown hitting .273 and led the team with eight home runs and 53 RBI's.

Jackson Meadows (2b) and Noah Bridges (OF) were second-team selections.

Moore, who graduated from New Hanover High School in 1995, comes to the Seahawks after serving on coaching staffs at various levels, including three seasons as head coach at Lander University. He most recently served as an assistant at Georgia Southern from 2013 through 2015. Prior to that, he was the recruiting coordinator at Appalachian State as the Mountaineers moved into the highly competitive Sun Belt Conference.

Following his prep career, Moore attended and graduated from Western Carolina where he was a two-time All-America and four-time All-Southern Conference selection. In 1999, he was named Southern Conference Player-of-the-Year while setting program records for hits, doubles and runs batted in.

Moore was drafted in the 11th round by the Colorado Rockies in 1999 and played four seasons in the Rockies' organization before joining the coaching ranks.

His first stop was Davidson in 2003 and in 2006 he was named an assistant at Lander in Greenwood, S.C. Following one season as an assistant, he was elevated to head coach for the next three, leading the Bearcats to a top-20 national rankings his final season.

Moore coached one season at West Georgia before joining the coaching staff at Appalachian State. At ASU, Moore helped the Mountaineers to a school-record 41 wins in 2011 and their first SoCon Championship since 1987 and their first NCAA Regional appearance since 1986.

Moore and his wife, Aimee, reside in Wilmington with their children, Carter (16) and Lillee (12).

Director of Operations
Josh Stott
Assistant Coach
Kelly Secrest

Former Seahawk standout Kelly Secrest returns to the program following a five-year career in the New York Mets organization. Secrest reached Triple A with the Mets before retiring this past fall. Prior to being drafted in the 10th round of the 2014 MLB Draft, Secrest pitched four season for the Seahawks and concluded his career as the program’s all-time leader in appearances with 114 and was second with 17 saves. He helped the Seahawks to NCAA tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013 and was a first-team All-CAA selection his junior season. As a senior, he earned second-team ABCA All-East honors.

Pitching Coach
Matt Myers

Matt Myers, who joined the staff in July of 2019, enters his second season with the Seahawk program as its pitching coach.

In his first season, the Seahawks broke the program strikeout record for a second straight season, fanning 558 batters and limiting opponents to a .228 batting average. UNCW ranked 16th nationally in hits allowed per nine innings (7.69).

The Seahawks advanced to the Colonial Athletic Association for a 34th consecutive time and captured their sixth tournament title and played in the Chapel Hill Regional.

Both Zarion Sharpe (19th round) and Justin Crump (30th round) were selected in the Major League Baseball draft in June. Sharpe and Landen Roupp both pitched in the Cape Cod League for Chatham and Wareham, respectively, in the summer of 2019.

Myers returned to the college game following three seasons (2016-18) as the head coach at Bowling Green High School, in Bowling Green, Ky. He previously served as the head coach at Western Kentucky for four seasons and helped the Hilltoppers transition from the Sun Belt Conference to Conference USA.

Myers began his coaching career as an assistant coach at UNC Asheville before being elevated to head coach of the Bulldogs. He was named Big South Conference Coach-of-the-Year in 2003, his third season with the program.

Myers accepted a position as pitching coach at Auburn in 2005 and headed up the Tigers’ staff for three seasons. He helped the program to the NCAA Regionals in his first season and AU posted an earned run average of 3.89 and featured four pitchers selected in the Major League Baseball draft that June. Myers also had another hurler selected in 2006 and two more in 2007.

Myers moved to Bowling Green in 2008, joining Chris Finwood’s staff at WKU. The Hilltoppers won the Sun Belt Conference tournament that season and in 2009, WKU earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals and battled host Ole Miss in the finals of the Oxford Regional.

In 2012, Myers was named head coach at WKU and directed the program for three campaigns. Myers had 18 players drafted, including seven pitchers. The Hilltoppers featured Kes Carter, a two-way player, who was picked by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round, the highest ever for the Hilltopper program.

Myers pitched two years for Tennessee and Head Coach Rod Delmonico in 1996 and 1997 before embarking on his coaching career in 1999 as a graduate assistant for the Vols.