Mike Stone (baseball)
|Born||April 29, 1955|
|1974||Gulf Coast Cardinals|
|1974–1976||St. Petersburg Cardinals|
|1977||St. Petersburg Cardinals|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|A-10 Tournament: 1995, 1996|
|A-10 Coach of the Year: 1994, 1995, 1996|
Mike Stone (born April 29, 1955) is an American college baseball coach, and last served as the head coach of the UMass Minutemen baseball team. He was named to that position prior to the 1988 season. Stone retired after the 2017 season.
Stone played high school baseball at Taft School, and was drafted in the third round of the 1974 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He played four seasons in the Cardinals organization, primarily as a catcher, and reached Class-AA, and spent one season in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.
Stone began coaching at Northfield Mount Hermon School, serving as head baseball coach for the 1982 season. He then earned a position as head coach at Vermont, where he remained for five seasons, succeeding Jack Leggett. In his time at Vermont, the Catamounts struggled but finished above .500 in his final season. Stone also earned a master's degree while at Vermont.
During his tenure at UMass, the Minutemen have won eight Atlantic 10 Conference regular season crowns, a pair of Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament titles, and seen 36 players sign professional contracts. Stone was named Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year three times in a row from 1994 through 1996.
Head coaching record
|Vermont (ECAC North) (1983–1987)|
|UMass (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1988–2017)|
|1988||UMass||36–16||9–7||2nd (East)||A-10 Tournament|
|1990||UMass||26–20||12–4||2nd (East)||A-10 Tournament|
|1991||UMass||26–25–1||10–6||2nd (East)||A-10 Tournament|
|1992||UMass||25–16||11–5||2nd (East)||A-10 Tournament|
|1996||UMass||40–13||15–5||1st (East)||NCAA Regional|
|1997||UMass||35–12||17–4||1st (East)||A-10 Tournament|
|1998||UMass||27–12||15–3||1st (East)||A-10 Tournament|
|1999||UMass||26–23||13–8||1st (East)||A-10 Tournament|
|2000||UMass||26–22–1||11–9–1||2nd (East)||A-10 Tournament|
|2003||UMass||26–19||14–7||T-1st (East)||A-10 Tournament|
|2012||UMass||22–22||14–10||T-4th (13)||A-10 Tournament[a]|
Postseason invitational champion
- The top six finishers of the A-10's thirteen teams qualified for the tournament in 2012
- Career statistics and player information from The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors) Warning: Template:Baseballstats cube= parameter should be updated to a numeric value.
- "Mike Stone Bio". UMass Minutemen. Archived from the original on March 12, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
- Chris Corso (March 27, 2013). "Coach Mike Stone a fixture of UMass baseball program". Daily Collegian. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
- "Baseball smacks of success". Boston Globe. April 20, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
- Kevin Henken (February 21, 2012). "Stone upholds high standards at UMass". New England Baseball Journal. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
- "After 30 years leading UMass baseball, Mike Stone is ready to walk away". Daily Hampshire Gazette. May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
- "Baseball" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 20, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
- UMass Baseball Record Book (PDF). UMass Minutemen. p. 11. Retrieved December 8, 2013.