The Elon University All-Skills Camp features one of the very best camp staffs in the country. The staff features professional scouts, college and high school coaches to instruct and evaluate. The timing of this camp is outstanding for most of you beginning preparations for your upcoming seasons; many of you are looking to boost your stock with college coaches—this is the camp to help you do so. The All-Skills format will emphasize evaluation and should be an outstanding opportunity for players to be identified. While evaluation is the emphasis, it is important to our staff that every camper leaves camp having learned something that will make himself a better player. With the staff lined up for this camp, we strongly believe this will happen.
Mike Kennedy, the Elon University Phoenix skipper begins his 22nd season as head coach. His previous 20 Elon teams have collected 17 winning records and 15 campaigns of 30 or more victories, all while consistently playing against many of the country’s finest programs. His 2006 squad set a school record with 45 victories while the 2008 team fell just one win shy of that mark and captured the program’s first NCAA Division I league tournament title. Kennedy’s program boasts four Southern Conference regular-season crowns. With each victory tallied, Kennedy adds to his record for the most wins by an Elon baseball coach that he set in 2003. In his 21 seasons, Kennedy has guided the Phoenix to 654 victories. In the last 16 seasons, Elon has had 26 victories over opponents ranked in the top-25. In his tenure, Kennedy has led his program to 50 victories over Atlantic Coast Conference opponents, including a mark of 6-1 in 2010. In 2011 the squad won the program’s fourth Southern Conference regular-season crown by churning out 23 league victories. Overall, the team posted a 36-21 record. In 2013 the phoenix won the Southern Conference tournament placing them in the Charlottesville Regional with UVA, UNC Wilmington, and Army. Elon advanced to the regional championship for the 1st time in school history.
Huffstetler is in his 15th year on the Phoenix staff and 2nd as Associate Head Coach at Elon. Huffstetler’s responsibilities include working with the Phoenix infielders and hitters. Huffstetler also has 4 years of summer coaching experience within the Coastal Plains League and The Northwoods League. In 2005, he led the Mankato Moondogs to a team record 34 wins.
Sean McGrath joined the Elon coaching staff in August of 2017 and serves as program's pitching coach following two seasons in the same capacity at UMass Lowell. McGrath moved to UMass Lowell after one year as the scouting director for the Prep Baseball Report in New Jersey. He spent his time scouting and evaluating amateur prospects in the state and organized prospect events.
Redmond is in his first season with the Phoenix and will work primarily with the hitters and outfielders. He spent one year as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. Redmond arrives to Riverdale after spending 2 years at UMASS-Lowell as an assistant baseball coach. Redmond also spent the 2017 summer as an assistant baseball coach for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League, working as a hitting and infield coach while coordinating field maintenance and youth clinics.