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Your 2014 Head Coach
Coach Ryan Smith is in his 4th season with the Montreat Cavaliers, an NAIA baseball program in Montreat, NC. Coach Smith's responsibilities include serving as the infield instructor, pitching coach, and assisting in recruiting while also holding the responsibility of 3rd Base Coach.
Coach Smith also serves as Head JV Coach at Montreat. Ryan Smith has served as the Head Coach of the Asheville Redbirds Summer Baseball Program of the SCBL for the past 4 summers. During the 2010 summer, Coach Smith led the Redbirds to a division title. During the 2008-2009 season, Coach Smith served as a Volunteer Assistant with Mars Hill College, where he attended and played from 2004-2008, earning a BS Degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Management. While at Mars Hill, Coach Smith's responsibilities included: working with outfielders and hitters, coaching 1st base, and assisting in recruiting. Ryan is originally from Stallings, NC.
Your 2014 Assistant Coaches
Coach Joey Duncan will enter his first season with the Owls after a standout career at Montreat College. During his first 3 years at Montreat, Joey was a workhorse on the mound pitching in 36 games with 29 starts. He totaled a 14-15 overall record with 8 complete games. Duncan pitched 168.1 innings while racking up 144 strikeouts. While this is Duncan’s first season with the Owls, he is in a familiar situation. Joey has been in the SCBL for the past 2 summers, playing with both the former Asheville Redbirds and Morganton Aggies. Joey was selected as an SCBL All-Star for the 2012 summer while with the Redbirds. During his time at Montreat and with the Redbirds, Duncan was coached by Owls Head Coach Ryan Smith. Duncan will graduate from Montreat College in 2014 with a degree in Business Administration with a Concentration Sports Management.