Third Base Coach
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Fort Pierce, FL
Stewart enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and his second in the Atlantic League after working as the Bees’ hitting coach in 2019. There, Stewart guided a New Britain lineup that led the league in walks (549), ranked second in batting (.261), on-base percentage (.343) and OPS (.740), and third in runs (660). Additionally, the Bees struck out the second-least amount of time of any time in the league (943), trailing only the Patriots (911).
Prior to joining New Britain, the New Jersey native spent time as a coach for the Newark Bears (2012), New Jersey Jackals (2013-14) and Lincoln Salt Dogs (2015). He originally joined Newark as a hitting coach, but was promoted to manager just three days into his tenure. Stewart was also the head coach of Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pierce, Florida before turning to professional baseball, where he totaled over 100 wins and four district titles.
Stewart played his college ball at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey and was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 25th round of the 1982 MLB draft. The former catcher spent four seasons in the Cubs organization before later turning to coaching.