Ryan Bay, Head Coach:



 Email: ryan.bay@noc.edu


Ryan Bay is entering his second season as the Mavericks head baseball coach.  In 2015 Bay’s team set a school record for wins by going 37-24 (an 18 win improvement from previous season).  The Mavericks were also ranked as high as 12th in the NJCAA national poll and remained in the national top 25 for 6 more weeks.  The NOC Mavericks finished 3rd in the Region II Tournament.  When asked about the 2015 season Bay responded “Our success this year is a reflection of our guy’s effort, passion and sacrifice.  Guys were bought in from day one and they played the game the right way.”

Coach Bay spent the previous six seasons as head coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma.  Bay took over an eight-win team in 2009 and immediately shaped it into a contender, posting 26 victories. That 18-game swing was the single-biggest one-year turnaround in school history.  In 2010, Northwestern was one win shy of the NAIA National Tournament on the strength of a 35-22 overall record, the fifth-best finish in school history.

Prior to coaching at NWOSU, Bay had a successful three-year reign at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. During his first season, he spurred a 20-game turnaround from the previous season, with a 29-19 record. During his second season, he finished with a 35-21 record and won the Red River Athletic Conference North Division Title, the first in school history.  In the 2008 season, he led the Warriors to a 41-14 overall record and an 18th natinoal ranking in the NAIA.

Before serving at Bacone, Bay spent from 2003-05 as the head coach at William Woods (Fulton, Missouri) University. During his inaugural season, he guided the program to its first winning season in school history. In his second year at the helm, Bay defeated seven NAIA nationally ranked opponents in route to qualifying for the Regional Tournament, a first for the program.

A native of Perry, Bay served as an assistant coach at Northern Oklahoma College Enid, acting as a hitting/outfield coach and recruiting coordinator from 2001-02. In 2002, the Jets finished in third place in the Junior College World Series.

Bay played prep ball at Perry High School under current Northern Oklahoma College Enid Head Baseball Coach Raydon Leaton. As an outfielder at Missouri Valley College, he was a four-year starter and two-time All-Conference performer in the Heart of America Conference. During his junior year, he led the conference in stolen bases with 39.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 from Missouri Valley College and earned a Master of Education degree from NWOSU in 2002.

Coach Bay and his wife of 15 years Denise, have an 11 year old son, Bryer.



Shawn Neale, Assistant Coach:


Email: shawn.neale@noc.edu

Shawn Neale is serving in his 2nd  year as the Mavericks Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Coach Neale spent the 2012-14 seasons in the same capacity at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. Shawn’s primary responsibility is pitchers and catchers, and he also assists with hitters.

Under Neale’s watch at NWOSU, catcher Juan Natal was named to the 2013 All-Great American Conference First Team. Defensively, Natal threw out almost 42 percent of would-be base stealers.

Neale played collegiately at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma, under current Mavericks Head Coach, Ryan Bay. During his freshman season, the Bacone Warriors finished 35-21 and won the Red River Athletic Conference’s North Division title, the first in school history. The next year, the team finished 41-14 and ranked as high as 18th nationally.

Neale earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Bacone and has begun work on a Master of Education degree in Post-Secondary Education.

A native of Ontario, Canada, Neale is married to Garden City Community College Assistant Softball Coach Ashton Neale.


Kai Kirby, Assistant Baseball Coach 

This will be Kai Kirby's first year as an assistant coach for the Northern Oklahoma Mavericks. Coach Kirby was named first team all-district and all-city (center field) his Jr. and Sr. years at Chickasha High School. He was also named defensive player of the year both years and set the stolen base record his senior year. Kirby attended Seward county community college from 2005 to 2007 where he started as their everyday centerfielder. As a freshman he had the team’s second highest batting average at .388. As a sophomore he was named to the Jayhawks All Conference team and helped lead SCCC to a number 18 national ranking in 2007. Kirby was also named NJCAA national player of the week on April, 11 2007. He finished the season with a batting average of 326, had 13 doubles, 5 triples, and was 12 of 13 in stolen bases.

In 2008, Kai started at NCAA Div. I Stephen F. Austin for 52 of 55 games. He set a school record and led the Southland conference with 30 stolen bases in 37 attempts. He also led the Southland Conference with 8 outfield assists, led the team with 5 triples, and had 19 multi-hit games. In 2008 Kai finished his career at USAO in Chickasha, Ok. where he helped lead the Drovers to a 38 game winning season. He also led the team in stolen bases in 23 of 27 attempts. Kai received his bachelor's in physical education at USAO in 2010. Coach Kirby and his wife Ciera have a 2 year old son, Kostyn.