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2017 Baseball Coaches
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Manny Cervantes
Head Coach - 3rd Season

Manny Cervantes heads into his third season as the skipper of the Eagles squad after joining the Asbury staff in late summer of 2014.

Cervantes continued to improve the Asbury program in 2016 by doubling their win total from the season before and finishing 2016 with a record of 22-29. They started the season with two wins over a ranked opponent, beating 25th-ranked Rio Grande (Ohio) in two straight games early in the season. A 13-4 stretch mid-season helps the Eagles to a much better season in 2016.

In terms of wins and losses the Eagles had a tough season in Cervantes' first year, posting an 11-36 record, but it was a season in which coach Cervantes and his staff saw change in the culture for Asbury baseball for the long haul. The Eagles finished the season strong, knocking off Brescia University and taking perennial conference leader IU-Southeast to the brink in an elimination game during the KIAC Playoffs, showing promise for the future as Cervantes continues to rebuild the program for success. With a full recruiting season at his disposal headed into the spring of 2016, Cervantes hopes to bring in a plethora of talent and numbers to take the next step in the rebuilding process.

"We accomplished our goals in 2015," Cervantes said. "We wanted to take strides to turn the program around and we saw progress by the end of the year. We have a talented class ready for 2016 to continue that process. I am hopeful we will continue to move forward."

The Eagles placed two players on the KIAC Second Team All-Conference team under Cervantes in 2015 (Zach Settle and Spencer Andrews) and two more in 2016 (Andrew Moran and Joey Johnson).

Cervantes played at both Oklahoma State and Kentucky and spent two years in the Seattle Mariners’ minor-league system before turning to coaching.

Cervantes is originally from Whittier, Calif., and was drafted by the New York Mets in the 48th round in 1987 straight out of high school, but instead opted to play in college. He played first base at Oklahoma State from 1988 to 1990, during which time the Cowboys made the NCAA tournament three times and reached the national title game in 1990. In April 1988 he was named as the Big Eight Conference player of the week and in 1989 and in 1990 he was an Academic All-Big Eight Conference selection.

He transferred to Kentucky for his senior season and earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors in 1991 for the Wildcats. The Mariners signed him as a free agent later that year and he played two seasons in the Class A California League.

He coached in the Mariners’ minor-league system from 1992 to 1994 and in recent years established a private baseball coaching business in Stillwater, Okla. Cervantes, who also works as an insurance agent, worked as a volunteer coach at Stillwater High School in 2011 and 2012.

Prior to coming to Asbury, Cervantes served as an assistant at Oklahoma Christian University from 2012 until 2014 managing most of the recruiting responsibilities and being instrumental in the Eagles' 38-17-1 record in 2014. 

Coach Cervantes resides in Wilmore with his wife and children.

Year by Year at Asbury University

Year Overall Pct. Conf. Pct.  Highlights
2015 11-36 .234 3-17 .150  
2016 22-29 .431 12-16 .429  
Totals 33-65 .337 15-34 .306  

Career Totals

Years Overall Pct. Conf. Pct.
2 yrs 33-65 .337 15-34 .306
Brandon Mattingly
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Jack Murphy
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
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Taylor Valentine
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Jeremy Shope
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Fred Wisener
Student Assistant - 1st Season
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