The Casper Horseheads of the Expedition League today announced Scott Stover as the team’s Head Coach and Director of Baseball Operations.
Stover, a native of Fairfield, California, served as the head baseball coach at Solano Community College from 2003-2017, where his
teams won six conference titles, reached the California Community College Baseball Association playoffs 10 times and made three
Super Regional appearances. Stover earned Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors four times. His 324 wins rank second
in school history. He currently serves as a Professor in Physical Education at Solano while on a two-year coaching sabbatical to
earn his Ph.D in Education.
“It is my distinct pleasure to accept the position of Head Coach for the Casper Horseheads,” Stover said. “Casper was by far my
favorite city to visit in 2018, with the best facility and great fans. I look forward to building a team that the City of Casper will be
proud of. I am looking forward to my time with the people of Casper.”
During the 2018 season Stover served as temporary Head Coach for the Expedition League’s Hastings Sodbusters, leading the
team to a second place finish and a playoff spot. He also served as General Manager and Head Coach of the Rockville (CA) Rock
Hounds of the California Collegiate League in 2017, leading the Hounds to a third place finish.
“Scott and I became acquainted about a year ago when I was looking for a Head Coach for another team in the Expedition
League,” Horseheads owner Chuck Heeman said. “He was referred by a Division I coach I know and trust, and after some long
conversations with Scott, Mayra and I knew we wanted him in our organization. He had family obligations that prevented him
from joining us early on last year but we are fortunate to have him with us to rebuild the Horseheads baseball operation and bring
the kind of team to Casper that our fans deserve.”
Prior to his time at Solano, Stover served as manager for the Solano Steelheads of the professional Western Baseball League and
was the youngest professional manager in minor league baseball during the 2002 season. He has coached five major league
players and more than 20 minor league affiliated players. During his tenure as Head Coach at Solano, none of Stover’s players
were deemed ineligible for grades, and more than 85 percent of his student-athletes went on to four-year schools.
“Scott’s proven record of success and integrity made him the obvious choice for our organization a year ago. The timing didn’t
quite work out then but we are thrilled to have him aboard now,” Heeman said. “Our fans will see the improvement on the field
immediately next season and as we announce player signings during the coming weeks. Scott is already recruiting for 2019 and
having him in place is a great asset to the team. His presence will allow the front office to concentrate on building on this year’s
success of the business end of the Horseheads organization.”
Stover’s duties begin immediately and he will report to Casper in mid-May to lead the Horseheads into the 2019 season.