Ryan Bay, Head Coach:

 

  

 Email: ryan.bay@noc.edu

580.628.6218

Ryan Bay is entering his first season as the Mavericks head baseball 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.

Bay’s accomplishments didn’t stop on the field; they carried over to the classroom. His 2010 squad was named an NAIA Scholar Team with a 3.12 grade-point average. Successive NWOSU teams maintained a GPA of 3.00 or higher in every season under his lead.

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 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.

While in Enid during the summers of 2001 and 2002, he was the head coach of the Enid Pastimers, a collegiate summer league team.

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.

Bay and his wife, Denise, have a son, Bryer.

 

Shawn Neale, Assistant Coach:

 

Email: shawn.neale@noc.edu
580.628.6498

Shawn Neale is serving in his 1st 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 Maverick Assistant Softball Coach Ashton Neale.