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Chad Oxendine
Chad Oxendine

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach/Camps Coordinator

Experience:
1st Year

Alma Mater:
Coastal Carolina, 2004


05/13/2012

Rain Does Not Spoil CCU Baseball Senior Ceremony

Daniel Bowman, Tucker Frawley and Rich Witten were honored with Nate Adams, Jerry Oakes and Chad Oxendine

Chad Oxendine enters his first season with the Chanticleer coaching staff, but he is a familiar face with the program. Oxendine will work with the Chanticleer infielders, while being the camp coordinator and assisting with the baseball field maintenance.

Oxendine had been running the Coastal Baseball Academy in Myrtle Beach. Also, in the summer of 2011, he served as an intern coach with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans - the Class A organization for the Texas Rangers. He coached first base as well as assisting in hitting and infield instruction.

Prior to that, Oxendine spent four seasons (2007-10) on the Richmond baseball staff, working primarily with the Spiders' catchers and baserunners.

Under his direction, Richmond catcher Chris Cowell was an All-Atlantic 10 selection in 2010 after hitting .311 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI. On the bases, the Spiders finished in the top five in the Atlantic 10 in steals each of the last two seasons, swiping 88 in 2009 and 75 in 2010. The 2009 season also saw then freshman Adam McConnell lead all NCAA rookies with his 31 steals.

Oxendine spent 2007 as a volunteer assistant at the University of Alabama. During the 2006 season, he served as the volunteer assistant coach at UNC Wilmington. The Seahawks posted a 42-22 overall record and played in the NCAA Regional.

Oxendine played four years at Coastal Carolina and led the Chanticleers to four-straight Big South Conference titles and NCAA Regional berths between 2001 and 2004. The Chanticleer catcher was a four-year letterman and named co-captain his junior and senior years. He was named second team All-Big South as a senior and was voted to the Big South All-Tournament team that year.

Following his collegiate career, Oxendine signed as a free agent with the Chicago White Sox, where he spent one season with the Bristol (Va.) White Sox in the short season Appalachian League.

A 1999 graduate of Avalon Academy in Dillon, S.C., Oxendine led the Falcons to the AA State Championship. The native of Rowland, N.C., received his bachelor's degree from Coastal Carolina in 2004 in physical education. Oxendine has a son, CJ (5).