PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director, Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced the addition of Chris Terry to the staff as the Greyhounds new baseball coach. Terry joins the ENMU staff after a highly successful stint at Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) and succeeds Phil Clabaugh, the Greyhound coach for the last 20 years.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to be the next coach at Eastern New Mexico University,” said Terry. “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.”
“The bottom line is that he’s a winner,” said Geiser. “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.
Terry was the head coach at Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) since the 2007 season and has 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.