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Chris Francis

Chris Francis

Title: Head Coach
Phone Number: 757.455.3348
Email Address: cfrancis@vwc.edu
Previous College: Ithaca College '97
  • 1997 graduate of Ithaca College
  • Previous head baseball coach at Division II College of St. Rose in Albany, New York
  • Coached as an assistant at Virginia Wesleyan from 2003-07, guiding the pitching crew
  • Helped VWC pitchers to rank No. 2 nationally in ERA with a 2.19 mark in 2003, when the Marlins set a program record for victories in a 34-9 finish
  • He was part of five winning campaigns at VWC, highlighted by back-to-back 30+ win seasons in 2003 and 2004; VWC won three ODAC post-season titles during Francis' stay with the Marlins, who advanced to the NCAA tournament three times
  • Coached as an assistant at Division II Mansfield University (Pa.) where he helped guide the Mountaineers to a pair of 30+ win seasons and an NCAA tournament appearance
  • Coaching experience includes stops as an assistant at the University of Rochester and Ithaca; helped UR to a pair of ECAC titles and an NCAA appearance in 1999, and helped Ithaca to three straight Empire 8 Conferene crowns and three NCAA tournament berths
  • Played baseball for Ithaca, where he was part of three teams that qualified for the NCAA tournament; the 1994 squad competed in the NCAA College World Series
  • 1997 second team All-Region honoree and recipient of the Carlton "Carp" Wood Award for Attitude
  • Francis and his wife Meghan have a son, Christian, and a daughter, Lillian
Andy Wissinger

Andy Wissinger

Title: Associate Head Coach
Phone Number: 757.455.3379
Email Address: apwissinger@vwc.edu
Previous College: Virginia Wesleyan College '99
  • 2004 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Begins 2nd season as the Associate Head Coach at VWC in 2013-14 and fourth overall; was an assistant coach with the Marlins in 2000 and 2001
  • Comes to VWC after a 11-year stay as an assistant baseball coach at Christopher Newport University where he helped lead the Captains to six NCAA tournament berths and three DIII College World Series appearances, including a third place finish in 2002 and a national runner-up finish in 2003
  • Former head coach of the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plains League in 2005
  • Former assistant coach of the Spartansburg Stingers of the Coastal Plains League in 2004
  • Three-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honoree as a VWC baseball player, earning first team honors as a junior
  • Helped to guide VWC to a pair of ODAC championships and NCAA tournament berths
  • Still holds the VWC career record for runs scored with 140 and the single season record for stolen bases with 41
  • Finished his career with 79 stolen bases and a .325 batting average
  • He and his wife Rhonda are the parents of Mason (2) and stepson Brandon Todd (16)
Sean Montgomery

Sean Montgomery

Title: Assistant Coach
  • Fifth season at Virginia Wesleyan College in 2013-14
  • Responsible for catchers at VWC, also the first base coach and works with hitters
  • Began as an assistant coach at VWC in 2008, before moving on to Kempsville High schools as the head assistant coach; returned to VWC in 2010, before going to Christopher Newport University for two seasons
  • Former assistant coach at CNU, where he was responsible for catchers
  • Helped guide CNU to the College World Series in 2012 and to the regionals in 2011
  • Former head assistant coach at Kempsville High School, where he was responsible for catchers and hitters
  • Former assistant coach at Virginia Beach's Tallwood High School, where he was in charge of catchers and hitters
  • Graduate of Louisburg College where he was a catcher on the baseball team
  • Former standout player at Virginia Beach's Salem High School; 1990 All-Beach utility player
Hal Walck

Hal Walck

Title: Assistant Coach
  • Second season at Virginia Wesleyan College in 2013-14 as a pitching coach
  • 1983 graduate of Old Dominion University where he was a Dean's List student
  • Produced an career pitching record of 18-4 for the Monarchs
  • Threw a no-hitter against the University of Virginia as a senior
  • Drafted in 1983 by the Chicago Cubs in the 12th round and played nearly three years in that organization
  • Graduate of Waynesboro High School where he was a two-time all-district honoree
  • Selected to the Valley League All-Stars for three years
  • Has one son, Hunter
Adam Ruh

Adam Ruh

Title: Faculty Team Advisor, Lecturer in English

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