Jeff Stickley is in his 29th season as head coach of the Washington and Lee baseball team. His 2014 team finished with an 18-13 record, which marked the program's best winning percentage (.581) since 2009. The Generals also reached the ODAC Tournament for the 11th time in the last 12 seasons.
The 2013 season saw Stickley win the 400th game of his career.
He was already the winningest baseball coach in school history and
holds a career record of 418-406-4 (.506). He has one ODAC
Championship, four ODAC Coach of the Year honors and has posted
eight 20-win seasons. Over the last 16 years, he has a 319-227-2
record for a .584 winning percentage. His 2013 squad went 19-17 and
earned the fourth seed in the ODAC Tournament.
Stickley, who serves as the chairman of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball coaches committee, led the W&L baseball program to 11-straight winning seasons from 1999-2009 and a 252-162-2 (.610) record in that span.
Stickley's 2012 team finished 15-19 overall and 8-10 in the conference. The Generals missed out on the ODAC Tournament by one spot. The 2011 squad finished 12-6 in conference play, earning the No. 3 seed for the ODAC Tournament. It was W&L's best regular-season conference mark since winning 15 league games in 2003. In 2010, Stickley guided W&L to a 14-19 overall record and to within one game of the ODAC Championship as the Generals fell, 8-3, to Lynchburg on the final day of the tournament.
Stickley mentored the Generals to the ODAC Postseason Tournament for nine straight seasons from 2003-2011, and his teams advanced to the ODAC Championship game twice during that span and three times overall. In 2009, Stickley led the Generals to their first-ever ODAC Championship and the team's first trip to the NCAA Championships.
W&L has notched a new program record for victories three times in the past 15 seasons, culminating during the 2003 season when the Generals went 28-8 overall and advanced to the ODAC Championship game. His 2001 squad went 23-8 overall and his 1999 team posted a 21-12 record and reached the ODAC championship game.
The four-time ODAC Coach of the Year (1996, 1999, 2003, 2009), Stickley also guided the Generals to a 27-13 mark and an appearance in the ODAC Tournament Semifinals in 2005.
Stickley is in his second tour of duty at Washington and Lee. He
served as an assistant baseball and football coach at W&L from
1982 to 1985. He worked with the Generals pitchers and infielders
and helped W&L reach the ODAC finals in 1984 and the semifinals
In 1986, Stickley left W&L to become athletic director and head baseball coach at Lexington High School. He returned to W&L in 1987 as head baseball coach and assistant football coach, serving as the team's offensive line coach and offensive coordinator until 2003.
Stickley earned his master's degree in secondary education and administration from James Madison University in 1985. He graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education in 1977.
Stickley served as baseball and football coach for Alta Vista High School from 1977 to 1979 and as an assistant baseball and football coach at Lexington High School from 1979 to 1980. He has also served as a coach in the Harrisonburg summer league.
He is a 1972 graduate of Harrisonburg High School, where he was an all-district shortstop for the Blue Streaks and a class president for three years.
Stickley and his wife Daphne reside in Rockbridge County. Their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, graduated from the University of Virginia.
STICKLEY YEAR-BY-YEAR AT W&L
|1996||15-13-1||ODAC Coach of the Year|
|1999||21-12||ODAC Runner-up, ODAC Coach of the Year
|2003||28-8||ODAC Runner-up, ODAC Coach of the Year|
|2009||22-15||ODAC Champions, NCAA Regional, ODAC Coach of the Year|
||1 ODAC Title, 1 NCAA Berth, 4 ODAC Coach of the Year