Brandon Stover
Brandon Stover
Title: Assistant Coach

Stover is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Hardin-Simmons baseball program after spending 18 years as a player and then assistant coach at Abilene Christian University.

Stover became the Wildcats’ hitting coach in 2007, ACU produced more than three dozen all-conference honorees in addition to having three players named league MVP with two more selected as the conference freshman of the year.

In the summer of 2007, Stover led the Derby (Kan.) Twins to the team's first Jayhawk League championship and a third-place finish at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan. The Twins finished the regular season with a 36-14 record. The previous summer (2006), Stover was named head coach of the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kan. Stover led the underdog Twins to a 7-2 record in the World Series before they finally lost to the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Forresters, 9-8, in the championship game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

As the Wildcats’ everyday first baseman in 2002, Stover became just the fifth Wildcat in school history to be named all-America, earning third team honors by ABCA/Rawlings after leading ACU to 45 wins and its third straight Lone Star Conference title.
 
The MVP of both the LSC South Division and the LSC Post-Season Tournament as a senior, Stover hit .415 with 10 home runs and 55 RBI during his all-America campaign, which remains one of the top offensive seasons in school history. He finished his career with a .354 career batting average (159 for 449) with 15 home runs and 94 RBI. He also clubbed 31 doubles and accumulated 247 total bases.
 
Stover was named first team all-conference and all-LSC tournament as a junior in 2001 and played a primary role in helping ACU reach three consecutive NCAA Division II South Central Region tournaments (2000-02).
 
Stover graduated from Abilene Cooper High School. He and his wife, Kate, were married in June 2003 and have two children, Eydie and Gavin.