Sunday, September 26 2021

8-18-21, Elliott Avent, Head Baseball Coach, NC State

The next meeting will be on August 8th at noon at Croasdaile Country Club. Our Guest Speaker for this meeting will be Elliott Avent, Head Baseball Coach at NC State. Through 25 seasons as head baseball coach at NC State, Elliott Avent has molded the Wolfpack into one of the nation’s best and most consistent programs. He is NC State’s all-time winningest coach with 926 victories (1,150 in his 33-year head coaching career), has taken the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament in 19 of the last 25 seasons and 14 of the last 17. Avent captured both ACC and National Coach of the Year honors in 2003. He joined an elite group on Feb.14, 2020 as he collected his 1,100th career win with a 4-0 result over James Madison. On April 6, 2021, Avent reached the 900-win milestone at NC State with a 13-2 rout of App State.

In the 2021 season, Avent saw a league-leading seven players collect All-ACC honors and a program-best five collect All-ACC Academic Team honors, headlined by ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Jonny Butler. Additionally, Butler, Evan Justice and Tyler McDonough collected a combined seven All-America honors.

In the past three seasons, a combined 18 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, headlined by first rounders Will Wilson (2019, Los Angeles Angels) and Patrick Bailey (2020, San Francisco Giants). They are the first Wolfpack players to be drafted in the first round in back-to-back seasons. The eight players taken in the 2019 and 2021 MLB Drafts tied for the second-most in a single season, and were one shy of the program-record nine in 2008.

efore coming to NC State, Avent spent eight seasons (1989-96) at New Mexico State University, where he compiled a 224-213 record and left as the second-winningest coach in school history. Avent took over a New Mexico State program that school administrators were considering dropping and guided it to its greatest success ever.

 

Mark Your Calendar

9/1/21 – Special Guest Speaker to be announced
9/15/21 – A Different Special Guest Speaker
10/6/21 –  Yet Another Different Special Guest Speaker


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