Courtesy Wichita State University Athletics
March 26, 2013
Wichita State University didn't have a baseball program when they hired Gene Stephenson in 1977. The school had canceled the program seven years earlier. There was no baseball stadium, no equipment and no staff. Twelve years later Stephenson coached the Shockers to win the College World Series in 1989. The team has played in the NCAA baseball tournament 27 times. In 2001 Baseball America named Stephenson one of the top ten coaches in college baseball. His currently has 1811 wins.