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Nick Boothe

Nick Boothe

Title: Head Baseball Coach
Phone Number: 757-455-3348
Email Address: nboothe@vwc.edu
College: Old Dominion University '85
  • 1985 graduate of Old Dominion University, with a degree in health and physical education
  • Begins 28th season at Virginia Wesleyan College in 2013-14
  • Ranked 22nd in total victories among the nation's top Division III active coach, and 39th all-time in victories, with an overall record of 597-439-6
  • Overall record includes a 277-153-3 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference
  • 2006, 2004 Virginia College Division Coach of the Year, as selected by the Virginia Sports Information Directors
  • 2006 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year; also won the award in 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000 and 2004; the only coach in ODAC history to receive the award six times; Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 1988
  • Led VWC to berths in the NCAA South Region tournament in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006
  • Has guided VWC to 20 winning seasons in 25 years, including the last 18 of the last 22 years, highlighted by a College-record 34 victories in 2003
  • Under his guidance, Virginia Wesleyan has produced 55 first-team All-ODAC players since joining the league in 1990 ... the highest number of first-team honorees in the league during that time span
  • He has coached four players who have earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and one prestigious Academic All-American in Brent Vuyovich (2005-06)
  • 1998 recipient of the Louisville Slugger Award for Excellence in Coaching
  • Has coached 22 VWC players who have advanced to the professional baseball ranks, including five signed by Major League teams in the past three seasons
  • Former assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Three-year baseball letterman at Old Dominion; selected as the team's Most Valuable Player in 1984; earned All-Sun Belt Conference honors in 1984 and 1985; earned Virginia All-State honors in 1985
  • Led ODU to the NCAA playoffs his senior season, as he hit .385, with 12 home runs and 78 RBIs
  • Not only took on the catcher's duties for ODU, but also played first base and in the outfield; finished with a career batting average of .360, with 26 home runs
  • Married to Yolanda "Yogi" Hightower, an ODU graduate and two-time All-American in field hockey, who played in the 1987 Pan Am Games and was an alternate on the 1984 United States Olympic team; they are the parents of three children, Jessica, Tyler and Chase
Andy Wissinger

Andy Wissinger

Title: Associate Head Coach
Phone Number: 757.455.3379
Email Address: apwissinger@vwc.edu
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

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