Chowan’s Bryan Hill Named Coastal Plain League Coach of the Year
Chowan University Assistant Baseball Coach Bryan Hill had a standout summer as Head Coach of the Edenton Steamers. Hill guided the team to victory in the Petit Cup Championship while earning Coastal Plains League Coach of the Year honors for the second time in three seasons.
Under Hill's direction, the Edenton Steamers posted a 40-15 record over the course of the summer season highlighted by a 22-4 record at home. The team posted a .284 batting average with 58 homeruns over the course of the season while holding their opponents to a .236 average. The Edenton Steamers clinched their third Peitt Cup title in franchise history and their first in ten years. As a result of their success on the field, the Edenton Steamers were recognized as Top Summer Team of the 2015 season by Perfect Game.
Hill had five players earn All-Coastal Plain League honors including Hitter of the Year and Player of the Year recognition. After clinching the 2015 Coastal Plains League Petitt Cup Championship, Hill himself earned Coastal Plains League Coach of the Year honors. Hill earned the honor first back in 2013 after a historic season with the program.
The Coastal Plain League is one of the nation's most competitive summer collegiate wood bat baseball league and is in its 19th year of existence. It features 15 teams that compete in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The Coastal Plain League has had over 1,200 players drafted and 79 alums (including 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young Winner Justin Verlander) have made Major League debuts.
At Chowan, Hill enters his fifth season as the Hawks' top assistant coach. He has had five pitchers earn All-CIAA recognition and has been part of two CIAA Championship game appearances.
He is married to Jacqueline Ferns Hill of Chesapeake, Virginia. The couple has an infant daughter, Lou-Anna. They reside in Murfreesboro.