Evan Wise

2016 Head Coach

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Evan Wise is entering his second season as head coach for the Grizzlies and led the team to become First Half West Division Champions and the CPL Championship Runner-Up in 2015!  Prior to being named head coach, Wise was the pitching coach for two Grizzlies teams in 2013 and 2014 that made trips to the CPL Semifinals and featured All Star Pitchers (2013 Josh Peterson, 2014 Jared Cheek, Craig Pearcy, and Ryan Otero). In 2012, Wise was the Manager of the Rockbridge Rapids (Lexington, VA) in the Valley Baseball League and led the team to its second playoff berth and best regular season record (19-19).  Wise is in his seventh year of coaching college baseball and in his third at Lenoir Rhyne University (Hickory, NC) where he currently serves as the pitching coach, assists in recruiting and oversees all aspects of strength and conditioning with the baseball team.  Before arriving at Lenoir Rhyne, he spent 2011-2013 at University of South Carolina Sumter (Sumter, SC) and 2010 Catawba Valley Community College (Hickory, NC).  In his second year at USC-Sumter, Wise led a pitching staff that was atop the region in several statistical categories and featured the Region X Pitcher of the year Tyler Smith (19th Round/Texas Rangers).  Wise was also manager for the Morganton Aggies in the SCBL 2011 (31-15, Regular Season Best Record, Runner Up SCBL Championship), pitching coach for the Rockbridge Rapids in 2010, and Assistant Coach for the Gastonia Grizzlies in 2008.  Wise’s official overall record as a head coach of collegiate summer baseball is 85-65, with a .567 winning percentage.  Prior to coaching at the college level, Wise served as a head coach for the Upstate Mavericks out of Greenville, SC and also  worked many camps including University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN), Appalachian State University (Boone, NC), Clemson University (Clemson, SC), Lenoir Rhyne University, and USC Sumter.

Wise graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in 2009.  He is from nearby Lincolnton, NC and a 2004 Graduate of Lincolnton High School.  Wise played locally for Cherryville Post 100 (2002-2005) under Hall of Fame Head Coach Bobby Dale Reynolds.

Charles Bradley

2016 Assistant Coach

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Charles Bradley is entering his second season as assistant coach for the Grizzlies. He will be in charge of the Grizzlies offense. In 2014 Bradley was the head coach of the Fort Collins Foxes (Centennial State League) leading the team to a 24-15 record and a second place finish.  Bradley spent the 2012 summer as head coach of the Loveland Blue Jays, formally of the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League. In 2011, Bradley served as the assistant coach for the Fort Collins Foxes. Bradley owns an overall record of 30-25 in summer collegiate baseball. He is in his third year at Lenoir Rhyne University, working with outfielders and hitters. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies.Bradley was a four-year letter winner on the Harding Baseball Team and led the squad to its first-ever NCAA Division II playoff berth in 2011 as a senior.  That team finished with a record of 42-14 and a No. 15 national ranking.  Bradley was also named to the 2011 Gulf South Conference All-Tournament Team and left Harding as the school’s all-time leader in sacrifice hits (31) while finishing second in double plays turned (85) and fourth in assists (393).  Bradley graduated from Harding University in 2011, leading the team to the first NCAA Regional appearance in school history. He is from Charlotte, NC and is a Charlotte Christian graduate.

Nicholas Flachofsky

2016 Assistant Coach

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Nicholas Flachofsky is entering his second year as assistant coach for the Grizzlies and will be assisting with the pitchers, outfielders and strength training.  He helped lead the Grizzlies to winning a first half championship in the regular season with the best record in the West Division.  This was their first time winning a first half regular season since 2004.  He is also an assistant coach at Lenior Rhyne University (Hickory, NC) and recently lettered four years at Lenoir Rhyne and led them to their first winning season since 2007.  Flachofsky’s six saves in 2014 are the second most ever recorded by a Bear in a single season.  In Nick’s four years, he totaled 55 appearances with a total of 96 innings and 77 strikeouts.  Flachofsky graduated in 2015 from Lenoir Rhyne University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing.