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Hampton/Virginia Beach, VA (Dec 18, 2015) – Bryant & Stratton College Hampton & Virginia Beach campuses have officially appointed well-known area baseball coach Norbie Wilson as the College’s Director of Baseball Operations to help launch the first NJCAA baseball program in South Hampton Roads.
Wilson's baseball coaching resume includes 417 wins at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach before he retired in 2004. During Wilson’s tenure as head coach, First Colonial won 14 district championships, seven Eastern Regional championships, and a Virginia AAA state championship in 1993. His 1993 state championship team was ranked sixth in the nation by USA Today, and its record of 28-0 remains one of the best in the history of the Virginia High School League.
From 2009 to 2011, Coach Wilson returned to baseball as head coach for The College of The Albemarle, a two-year community college in Elizabeth City, NC, where he helped to re-start their first baseball program since 1978. In his two years at COA, Wilson’s team had 46 wins and back-to-back trips to the regional playoffs. Most recently, Wilson has served as an Associate Scout with the Kansas City Royals and as an assistant baseball coach at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, VA.
As Director of Baseball Operations at Bryant & Stratton College, Wilson will assist Athletic Director Erik Blackwell in all phases of development of the baseball program, including recruitment of coaches and players throughout the coming year. Bryant & Stratton hopes to field its first team in the fall of 2016.
"We are absolutely honored to have Coach Wilson join the BSC Bobcats family to launch our new Baseball program,” says Erik Blackwell, Bobcats Athletic Director, “He is a highly respected and revered leader in the game of baseball who has an impressive track record with countless wins and championships under his belt.”
The College’s Hampton & Virginia Beach campuses now offers 4 intercollegiate varsity sports – women’s volleyball, men’s baseball, and men & women’s basketball, 1 junior varsity men’s basketball program and a very popular cheer & dance squad. Additional Bobcats Sports program information can be found at www.bscbobcats.com.
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Founded in 1854, Bryant & Stratton College has built its reputation and success on a commitment to excellence and high standards. We're proud to be regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skills Center. For over 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has offered students access to career-relevant education leading to bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificates in the fields of business, criminal justice, design, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, paralegal studies and information technology. General information can be found on the college′s website at https://www.bryantstratton.edu.