FRANKIE EVERITTE NAMED VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH
GREENVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 – Frankie Everitte has been named the volunteer assistant coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head coach Cliff Godwin Friday morning.
Everitte, who will work directly with the outfielders and coordinate all of East Carolina’s camps, spent the last two years at Campbell as a volunteer assistant coach (2013) and the director of baseball operations (2014).
“I am excited that Frankie has joined our staff,” Godwin said. “He comes from a very successful program in Campbell that won over 40 games each of the last two seasons, while also making stops at Brunswick Community College and Coastal Carolina. Frankie will be a great addition to the Pirate family and helps complete one of the best staffs I have been around.”
Working two seasons at Campbell under head coach Greg Goff, Everitte helped the Camels to a 90-31 overall record, which included a NCAA Tournament appearance in 2014, a Big South Tournament (2014) and regular season (2013) title.
The 2014 season saw the Camels cross the 40-win mark for the third-straight season on their way to the program’s first NCAA appearance (No. 4 seed in Columbia Regional) since 1990 after claiming the Big South Tournament Championship.
Ryan Thompson completed his second All-America campaign at Campbell, while Matt Parrish was a CoSIDA Academic All-America selection. Thompson also became Campbell’s third MLB Draft pick in two seasons after being selected by the Houston Astros in the 23rd round.
Campbell again ranked in the nation’s top 50 in hit by pitch (2nd/122), sacrifice bunts (25th/66), wins (35th/41), shutouts (40th/six) and stolen bases (41st/80).
In 2013, he coached the CU outfield, guiding All-America and national stolen bases leader Ben McQuown. He also aided associate head coach Justin Haire with hitting instruction and on-campus recruiting.
CU ended the 2013 campaign 49-10 ranking as high as No. 23 in the national polls, while winning the Big South’s North Division Championship and taking a runner-up finish in the league’s championship game, setting a school record for victories.
Campbell finished among the nation’s leading teams statistically, ranking third in times hit by pitch (124), fourth in win-loss percentage (.831), sixth in stolen bases (130), seventh in ERA (2.63), eighth in batting (.314), 11th in on-base percentage (.404), 15th in scoring (7.1 runs pg) and 22nd in hits allowed per nine innings (7.95).
The team also tied or set records in games played (59), stolen bases (130), sacrifice flies (43), shutouts (six), innings pitched (531.0) and fewest walks per nine innings (3.23). Campbell’s pitching staff set both a school and a Big South record with a 2.63 team ERA.
“I want to thank Coach Godwin, Director of Athletics Jeff Compher and the administration for the opportunity to come to East Carolina and continue my coaching career,” Everitte said. “I’m excited to be part of the vision, the passion, joining the Pirate Nation and reaching the goal of getting to Omaha. I also want to personally thank Greg Goff and Justin Haire for giving me the chance to work at Campbell the last two years, and lastly wanted to thank UNC Wilmington Head Coach Mark Scalf for his guidance.”
During his two seasons at Brunswick Community College under the tutelage of head coach Robbie Allen, Everitte assisted in coaching two All-America and six all-region selections, while helping send 14 players to four-year institutions. Everitte worked closely with the Dolphin outfielders and hitters, coached first base and handled recruiting duties.
In the summer of 2012, he served as an assistant coach for the prestigious eight-time national champion Diamond Devils program, located in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Prior to his time at BCC, Everitte spent two years at Coastal Carolina working as a student manager for head coach Gary Gilmore. While at CCU, he was responsible for assisting the Coastal coaching staff with day-to-day operations and aiding with camps.
While at CCU, the Chanticleers went undefeated in Big South play and captured their fourth-consecutive conference title. The 2010 team set a school record for wins with a 55-10 mark, and hosted the Myrtle Beach Super Regional. As the No. 4 national seed, the Chanticleers suffered two one-run losses to eventual national champion South Carolina.
No stranger on the camp circuit, Everitte could be found traveling the country working at some of the nations top baseball camps and showcases including stops at Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Elon, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Ole Miss, where he first met Godwin.
Born and raised in Fayetteville, N.C., Everitte graduated from Gray’s Creek High School, where he was a four-sport athlete, in 2006.
Everitte played two years of college baseball at Brunswick Community College in Supply, N.C., where is was a teammate of ECU Baseball alum Jay Cannon. He also played three seasons in the Coastal Plain League with the Wilmington Sharks and the Fayetteville SwampDogs.
EAST CAROLINA – Announced the hiring of Frankie Everitte as volunteer assistant baseball coach/camp coordinator