Baseball's Stan Exeter Named
Centennial Conference Coach of the Year
by Mark Anskis
Baseball head coach Stan Exeter was recently named the 2010 Centennial Conference Coach of the Year. Exeter, in his fourth year at Swarthmore, has transformed a Garnet baseball program that won only four games during his first season.
Under Exeter's leadership in 2010, the Garnet baseball team, picked to finish eighth in the Centennial Conference preseason poll, won its most games—19—since 1986 and reached the Centennial Conference baseball playoffs for the first time in program history.
"My approach is to have baseball fit in each student's schedule in the best way possible and to offer one-on-one or small group practices a few days a week during the season," Exeter says. "Team practices are important, but baseball is a sport that by its nature allows for quality individual workouts. So we take full advantage of it, and the players seem to enjoy them."
Exeter is the second Swarthmore coach to be named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year during the 2009–10 season. Volleyball head coach Harleigh Chwastyk also received the honor.