Head Baseball Coach, Grand Canyon
Andy Stankiewicz begins his sixth season at the helm of Grand Canyon’s baseball program after becoming the fourth head coach in the history of the program in 2012. After two successful seasons at the Division II level in 2012 and 2013, Stankiewicz has guided the GCU baseball program amid a transition to the Division I level. The transition has brought with it unprecedented success, as the Lopes claimed the Western Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship in 2015.
In that championship season, Grand Canyon posted a .308 team batting average, a mark that ranked seventh in the country. Seven of Andy’s players have been selected in the MLB First Year Player’s Draft with two selections coming in the first 10 rounds.
Prior to joining Grand Canyon, Stankiewicz was minor league field coordinator for the Seattle Mariners. Before his stint with the Mariners, he was a member of the Arizona State coaching staff from 2007 to 2009. He helped guide the Sun Devils to three Pac-10 championships and two appearances in the College World Series. Andy was manager of the New York Yankees NY-Penn League Class-A team in Staten Island, guiding the squad to the league championship in 2005.
Andy was drafted by the Yankees in 1986 out of Pepperdine University and made his Major League debut on April 11, 1992. Andy played in parts of seven Major League seasons, with the Yankees (1992-93), Houston Astros (1994-95), Montreal Expos (1996-97) and the inaugural season of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1998.