Stuart Maynard

Stuart Maynard

Stuart Maynard

Stuart Maynard played and was captain of the baseball and football teams at Guilford College, and was named the 1942 Best Senior Athlete. After a stint in the Navy, Maynard began his coaching career at Williamston where he won the state football title in 1950. Stuart Maynard returned to Guilford College in 1952 where he served in numerous capacities including Athletic Director (1952-56), Head Football Coach (1952-56), Director of Physical  Education (1952-73) and most notably Head Baseball Coach (1952-84) where he received the nickname “Rock.” During his career, Maynard became the winningest Quaker baseball coach with a record of 436-394-4 and was named the 1966 NAIA Coach of the Year when the Quakers won 25 games and a berth in the NAIA World Series. Returning to the NAIA World Series in 1976, Maynard was selected the Professional Baseball Scouting Association’s Coach of the Year. Maynard won the Carolinas Conference Coach of the Year and four District 26 Coach of the Year honors. In 2010, Guilford dedicated the Maynard Batting Center and installed “Rock’s Rock” to honor the coaching great.

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