UNCW Head Baseball Coach Mark Scalf to Retire Following 2019 Season

Thursday, February 14, 2019

UNCW Head Baseball Coach Mark Scalf, the school’s all-time leader in victories, will complete his final lineup card at the end of the 2019 season.

Scalf announced his retirement Wednesday afternoon, but plans to spend his 28th season with the Seahawks the same way he started – with clipboard in hand and perched atop the steps on the home dugout at Brooks Field.

“It’s been an honor to coach college baseball at my alma mater throughout my career,’” said Scalf. “I’ve been blessed to work with hundreds of quality young men who were motivated to be their best as students, athletes and members of the community. I would like to thank the numerous administrators I have had the good fortune to work with along with outstanding assistant coaches who have had a huge impact on the development of the program and those involved. I will always cherish those relationships forged over the last 40 years. Lastly, and most important, I’d like to thank my wife Allyson and my daughters Madison and Jordan for their encouragement and support they’ve given during my career.”

The veteran head coach has compiled a 909-676-1 record, with nine NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 16 seasons. The Seahawks have won nine Colonial Athletic Association regular season championships and five CAA Tournament titles with Scalf as head coach, including last year’s crown in Harrisonburg, Va.

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