Casper Horseheads name new head coach for 2022 summer season
Benedictine University Mesa (Arizona) Assistant Coach Chance Sharp has been tabbed as the next man to lead the Casper Horseheads summer baseball team.
CASPER, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - The Casper Horseheads today announced the hiring of Chance Sharp as the team’s 2022 Head Coach. Sharp replaces Scott Stover, who coached the team in 2019 and 2021 and leaves the team for family obligations at his California home.
“We were very excited to have Scott finally get a chance to build his own team,” Horseheads owner Chuck Heeman said. “But family comes first, always, and when Scott returned home to California from Casper in August he found that the situation there is such that he can’t break away for the summers. We thank him for getting us through the 2021 season and welcome Chance aboard to continue the positive growth of the Horseheads.”
Chance Sharp is in his third year as an assistant coach for the Benedictine University Mesa (Arizona) baseball program, specializing in pitching, starting with the 2020 season. He led a pitching staff that established a 22-7 record before the Covid-19 shutdown.
Sharp started his coaching career with the summer collegiate Springfield Sliders as their pitching coach in 2015. In 2016, he became the pitching coach at Kofa High School in Yuma, Arizona, where he stayed for three seasons. After that Sharp was a pitching coach and later named the manager for the High Desert Yardbirds, in the Pecos Professional League. Sharp also was the head coach for the California Grizzly of the Palm Springs Collegiate League.
Sharp started his baseball career at Salem University (NCAA DII). He played there from 2012-2014 and was awarded All-Conference in 2013. Sharp then transferred to New Mexico Highlands University where he finished out his academic and collegiate baseball career. Sharp played in the Pecos Professional Baseball League for the Garden City Wind in 2016 and the High Desert Yardbirds in 2017.
“We had a lot of really good candidates to choose from, Casper is becoming a very much desired stop for folks who are building their careers, either on the field or in the front office,” Heeman said. “Where Chance is in his coaching career fits nicely with our organization. He understands that our team on the field needs to reflect our philosophy of putting on a great show every night, interacting with the fans, and of course, winning ballgames.”
Sharp is originally from Yuma. He now lives in Mesa with his wife, Alexis and their two dogs, Strike and Sophie.
The Casper Horseheads’ 2022 season is scheduled to start on May 24. For more information about the Casper Horseheads, visit their website here.
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