Eastern New Mexico

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico has named Chris Terry its new baseball coach. Terry joins the Greyhound staff after a highly successful stint at Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) and succeeds Phil Clabaugh, who had been Eastern New Mexico's coach for the last 20 years.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to be the next coach at Eastern New Mexico University,” Terry said. “Both the academic and athletic direction of the university impressed me, and I am looking to move the tradition forward and into a new era.”

Dr. Jeff Geiser, the school's athletic director, was impressed with Terry's successful track record.

“The bottom line is that he’s a winner,” Geiser said. “He proved he can win at Culver-Stockton, where he was the head coach. We believe he is a fit for Eastern New Mexico University. We put him before a lot of people during the interview process and everyone was impressed.

"Our search committee did a great job, as we started with over 106 applicants and narrowed it down to three finalists. Chris Terry emerged as our best choice to lead the baseball program."

Since Terry took the helm at Culver-Stockton in 2007, the Wildcats registered three seasons with at least 30 wins. In 2011, he guided the Wildcats to a 36-15 record, with a 24-4 mark in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. For his efforts, Terry was selected as the HAAC Coach of the year, while the team received 11 all-conference honors.

Ranked 23rd in the NAIA, CSC received a bid to the national championship tournament. Prior to his stint at Culver Stockton, Terry spent seven years at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, Calif.