Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Sharks are very excited to announce Scott Wingo as new head coach for the 2016 season. Scott served as Assistant Coach for the Sharks under Parker Bangs in the 2015 season.
“I’m very excited to be the head coach of the Wilmington Sharks,” said Wingo. “The Coastal Plain League is one of the best summer collegiate leagues in the country and I look forward to developing student athletes in their baseball careers. The Wilmington Sharks has an outstanding front office and I look forward to competing with them for a Petitt Cup championship in 2016.”
Last year, Wingo helped the Sharks obtain a 29-24 record while leading them into the second round of the Petitt Cup Playoffs. With the knowledge and experience Wingo brings to the team, he will certainly serve as an important asset this season.
“We look forward to having Scott back on our team this year,” announced Sharks general manager, Pat Hutchins. “He is the kind of coach that can really connect with his players and take us all the way to the championship!”
Wingo was a four-year letterwinner at South Carolina from 2008-11 and played on both national championship teams in 2010 and 2011. Wingo served as captain his senior year in 2011, earned first-team All-SEC honors and was the Most Outstanding Player at the College World Series. He was also a two-time SEC All-Defensive team selection. Scott played in 254 career games with the Garnet & Black, the second highest total in school history.
In 2011, he was drafted in the 11th round by the LA Dodgers. In the Minor Leagues, he posted a career OBP of .390, hit 10 homeruns, and drove in 75 runs. He also displayed his speed with 29 stolen bags in his Minor League career.
Scott has recently been added to the coaching staff at North Greenville University and has aspirations to one day be a successful collegiate head coach.