NC State Baseball Coaching Staff

Last Game

Notre Dame
Win 5-2
Apr 17, 2021
South Bend, IN
Elliott Avent

Elliott Avent

Head Coach

Now in his 22nd season as head baseball coach at NC State, Elliott Avent has molded the Wolfpack into one of the nation’s best and most consistent programs. Starting with his hiring in 1996, Avent has taken the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament in 16 of the last 21 seasons and 11 of the last 13. Avent captured both ACC and National Coach of the Year honors in 2003.

He joined an elite group during the 2017 season, as he surpassed 1,000 career victories to become one of five active coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and one of just 15 active coaches among NCAA Division I to accomplish the feat. Avent reached the milestone in NC State’s 13-0 home victory against North Carolina Central on April 25.

Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Associate Head Coach

Chris Hart, a former infielder and catcher at Florida State, enters his 13th season with the NC State baseball program, his 11th as an on-field member of the coaching staff, and his ninth as a full-time coach. Hart spent the 2007 season as the Wolfpack’s volunteer assistant, and the two years prior as the program’s director of baseball operations. Hart coaches the hitters, infielders, and catchers.

Hart became the program’s lead recruiter in 2010 and produced immediate results on the trail, signing one of the best classes in the nation. Among the 13 heralded newcomers on NC State’s roster that fall were 2011 North Carolina High School Player of the Year Carlos Rodon, Pirates 20th round selection Trea Turner, and Brett Austin, a supplemental first rounder and the highest-drafted recruit to attend NC State in 31 years.

Clint Chrysler

Clint Chrysler

Pitching Coach

Chrysler enters his first season as pitching coach, after joining the program in July.

He comes to NC State after eight seasons on Winthrop's staff as the Assistant Head Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, and Pitching Coach.

At Winthrop, Chrysler helped guide the Eagles to five consecutive winning seasons in conference play, including the 2017 season when Winthrop won its first outright regular season Big South title since 2003.

Chrysler brought in high-caliber recruiting classes during his tenure at Winthrop. The 2013 class was ranked No. 1 in the Big South Conference and No. 63 nationally. The 2014 class was rated No. 2 in the Big South and top-100 nationally, while the 2015 class was likewise ranked among the nation's top 100. Winthrop's 2017 recruiting class again led the Big South and was ranked in the top-100 nationally.

Chrysler was instrumental in developing the Eagles' pitching staff as five Winthrop pitchers have gone on to sign professional contracts during Chrysler's tenure. Winthrop's pitching staff has ranked among the top 50 nationally in strikeouts/base on ball ratio and fewest base on balls per nine innings from 2012-2016.

Austin Morgan

Austin Morgan

Assistant Coach

Austin Morgan enters his first season as an assistant coach on head coach Elliott Avent’s staff after joining the program in October 2017.

Morgan comes to NC State following two seasons as an assistant coach at College of Charleston where he served as the program’s recruiting coordinator and bench coach, while assisting with hitting and infield.

A former catcher and student assistant coach at CofC, Morgan served in a versatile role for the Cougars. Morgan worked all over the field developing players with his main focus on the defensive side working with infielders and catchers as well as assisting with the outfielders.

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