Lake Announces Changes to Coaching Staff July 21, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern head baseball coach Stuart Lake announced on Thursday that Sid Fallaw has been promoted to serve as the program’s recruiting coordinator and that former Clemson catcher Adam Ward will join the staff as the pitching coach.
Fallaw, who enters his third season with the Buccaneers, will take over the program’s recruiting efforts from former assistant Charles Assey who recently took a high school head coaching position. He will continue to serve as the team’s hitting and catching coach. Fallaw joined the Buccaneers in 2009 after a four-year playing career at cross-town rival The Citadel. Under his guidance, CSU’s team batting average has shown marked improvements as the Bucs finished the 2011 season with the Big South’s third best batting average at .298. BSC All-Conference First Team member Matt Still finished the season ranked fifth in the league in batting average (.358) while Walt Quattlebuam ranked eight with a batting average of .355, earning both BSC All-Conference Second Team and BSC Tournament Team honors. Nick Chinners also set a new CSU career hits record under Fallaw’s tutelage.
“I am very excited to move Coach Fallaw into the role of recruiting coordinator,” said Lake. “Coach Fallaw has worked very closely in the past with recruiting and he completely understands the caliber of person we are looking to recruit both on the field and in the classroom. He will bring a lot of energy to the recruiting just like he has to our hitters and catchers.”
Ward joins the CSU family from Big South foe Liberty, where he has spent the past two seasons working as an assistant for the Flames. Ward also coordinated the Jim Toman Baseball Camps and field maintenance while in Lynchburg. In his first season, Ward helped guide Liberty to a school-record 42 victories and the runner-up position in the Big South Championship. Under his guidance, Flames player Curran Redal earned 2010 Big South All-Conference honors. Ward previously spent four years working with the North Charleston Dixie Youth Majors, piloting the team to state championships in 2007 and 2008 and World Series Championships in 2006 and 2009.
“We are very fortunate to be able to hire such a quality pitching coach with fantastic experience as both a player and a coach,” said Lake. “Coach Ward played locally for Hanahan High School, a perennial contender for high school baseball and played summer ball for North Charleston, which has won numerous championships. He went on to play for Coach Leggett at Clemson and worked under two great pitching coaches while catching for the Tigers. Most recently served under Coach Toman at Liberty who is one of the most respected coaches in the country. We are very happy to have him with us.”
A former Hanahan High School standout, Ward played for Clemson University from 2007-09. He hit .375 for the Tigers in 2008 and was a two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Ward graduated from Clemson in 2008 with a bachelor’s of science in economics and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in economics from Clemson.