Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore, who coached his 25th season at his alma mater in 2020, was named the 2016 National Coach of the Year and has seen the Coastal program continually rise in the world of college baseball to a national power. He will begin his 28th season in 2023FULL BIO - click here
Kevin Schnall, a Coastal Carolina assistant coach for 12 years (2001-12) and a member of the University's Sasser Athletics Hall of Fame, returned to the Chanticleer baseball staff as the associate head coach in July of 2015 and is in his eighth year (2016-present) of his second stint with the Chants and his 20th on staff overall.
"Kevin Schnall is a huge part of our program's success, both as a player and a coach," head coach Gary Gilmore said. "He epitomized the type of player we strive to mold here. As a coach, his track record for hitting instruction and teaching the catcher position is unmatched. Also, his passion for the game and Coastal Carolina University is abundantly clear to everyone he meets which makes him one of the top recruiters in the nation."
When Schnall returned to Coastal, coach Gilmore said, "I know we have all the pieces of the puzzle to reach Omaha."
Gilmore was absolutely right as the Chanticleers not only made their first trip to the College World Series but won the NCAA Division I Championship in 2016.
Schnall not only instructs the catchers and hitters, but he also serves as both the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator.
He is married to the former Megan Magee. The couple has two daughters, Sydney and Fallon, and a son, Jayden.
Former collegiate head coach Jason Beverlin joined the Coastal Carolina baseball coaching staff in June 2021. He will work directly with the Chanticleer pitching staff.
Beverlin returns to the dugout after working the last three years as a regional scout for the Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2017-20. He was in charge of scouting the areas of North Carolina and South Carolina, respectfully.
In his first year in charge of the pitching staff at Coastal Carolina in 2022, the Chanticleers led the Sun Belt in both strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.54) and fewest walks allowed per nine innings (3.58) and ranked fourth in the conference in both WHIP (1.40) and strikeouts per nine innings (9.1) on the season. The Chants were also third in the conference with 524 strikeouts and held their opponents to a .260 batting average on the year.
Before starting his coaching career, Beverlin spent time in Major League Baseball as a player with organizations such as the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Oakland A's, Anaheim Angels (now Los Angeles Angeles), and the Detroit Tigers. After eight seasons in the minors, Beverlin cracked the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians in 2002. He made seven career appearances with the Indians and Tigers during the 2002 season, four relief appearances for the Indians, and started three games for the Tigers.
He also played for three years professionally in Japan for the Yakult Swallows and Yokohama Baystars of the Nippon Professional Baseball League where he was selected as an All-Star in 2004.
A member of the Western Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame, Beverlin was a three-year letterwinner at Western Carolina and was a key player in the Catamounts' dominance of the Southern Conference during the early 1990s. Western recorded a 51-14 conference record from 1992-94, won two regular-season championships, posted one regular-season runner-up finish, and won two conference tournament titles.
He and his wife, Heather, are the parents of two sons, Cole and Lucas. Cole is a right-handed pitcher at Western Carolina that was selected in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays (39th round, 1,166th overall pick) out of high school. Lucas is a pitcher at USC Sumter.
Matt Schilling, who played at Coastal Carolina from 1993-94 and served as an assistant coach for the Chants from 1995-00, returned to his alma mater to serve as a volunteer assistant baseball coach in the summer of 2012. Schilling is in his 11th season in his second stint on the Chanticleer staff.
Schilling coaches the infielders and works with the hitters, as well as serving as the director of the Chanticleer Baseball Camps.
As a student-athlete at Coastal, Schilling played for then-head coach John Vrooman and led the team in hitting in both 1993 (.331) and 1994 (.356). Schilling earned first-team All-Big South honors as a second baseman in 1994 and was a nominee for the Rotary Smith Award, which goes to the nation's top collegiate player. In 1993, he helped the Chants win the Big South regular-season championship.
In his final season in Conway, the Chants posted a 43-15 overall mark and went 10-2 in league play to win the Big South regular-season title. In addition to his prowess on the baseball field, Schilling was a member of Paul Banta's Coastal soccer team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the 1992 NCAA tournament.
After his playing days, Schilling was an assistant for coach Vrooman for one season and stayed on for the first four seasons of the Gary Gilmore
Schilling came to Coastal after two years at Mercer (N.J.) Community College, where he was a two-time Junior College All-Region performer in baseball. He was the captain of Mercer's 1991 national championship soccer team and earned All-Region goalkeeping honors in 1990.
A native of Hightstown, N.J., Schilling received his bachelor's degree from Coastal Carolina in history in 1994. He and his wife, Colleen, have two sons, TJ and Brayden, and a daughter, Camden.
Tim Perry joined the Coastal Carolina baseball staff as the director of player development and analytics in August 2021.
Perry returned to the college ranks after serving as the Airport High School baseball coach since 2011-12 where he went 165-96-2 with two state championship appearances in 2013 and 2018. Under Perry, the Eagles won four region championships, four district titles, two lower state titles, and had several of his players go on to play college baseball. He was also on the board of the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.
Before his time at Airport, Perry spent 10 seasons coaching at the collegiate level with stops at his alma mater Newberry (2001-02), Lander (2003), UNC Asheville (2004-09), and Temple (2011).
In 2007, Perry was promoted to associate head coach at UNCA. He was a big reason for the team's 2006 Big South Conference championship, as he recruited the class that led the team to their first-ever title. In 2008, he coached Big South Pitcher of the Year Alan DeRatt, who led all of Division I in earned run average (ERA) for much of the 2008 season. He also coached and recruited 2008 Big South Tournament Most Valuable Player Rob Vernon and 2008 All-Big South pick Kevin Weidenbacher.
Overall, during his time at UNC Asheville Perry coached two conference players of the year, one conference pitcher of the year, 26 all-conference selections, and 17 all-conference tournament picks. Eighteen players that he coached and recruited went on to play professionally, 12 of whom were pitchers.
Prior to Asheville, he served at Lander University and Newberry College as an assistant coach. He also worked as a graduate assistant at Winthrop University in the 2000 season when the Eagles were the defending Big South Conference champions.
"We are very excited to announce the addition of Tim Perry to our CCU baseball staff. Tim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him to Coastal. He has been a pitching coach and recruiter for several years at four different institutions, including two in the state of South Carolina, and was an accomplished high school head coach in South Carolina for many years," stated head coach Gary Gilmore. "He will work side-by-side with associate head coach Kevin Schnall to enhance our recruiting and player development areas as well as being a terrific resource for our pitching coach Jason Beverlin."
As a player at Newberry, Perry enjoyed a standout baseball career where he was a four-year letterman for the Indians. He led the team in innings pitched and strikeouts from 1995-97 and also boasted the team's best ERA in 1995-96. Over his career, he was a starting pitcher for four years and made 36 starts, winning 16 games, and saving seven.
Perry graduated from Newberry in 1997 with a degree in physical education.
Coastal Carolina head baseball coach Gary Gilmore named Zach Weisz the Director of Baseball Operations in August 2022.
At CCU, Weisz will be in charge of team travel and logistics, as well as working with the coaching staff on recruiting travel and on-campus recruiting.
Weisz came to Coastal after two years as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Cal State Fullerton.
A familiar name to Chanticleer fans, Weisz’s brother Keaton Weisz played at Coastal from 2017-19. Zach, Keaton, and their brother Chandler are triplets.
“We are extremely excited to add Zach Weisz to our CCU baseball staff. He brings a wealth of knowledge and playing experience to our program from Cal State Fullerton where he spent five years as a player and coach,” commented Gilmore. “He is extremely organized, personable, and relentless in his job duties. His addition to Coastal Carolina baseball has made us all better. Go Chants!”
As a graduate assistant at Cal State Fullerton, Weisz assisted the coaching staff with the development of the outfielders, threw batting practice for practices and games, and assisted hitters in the batting cages. He also analyzed Synergy video and data on opposing pitchers and position players in preparation for games.
In addition to his two years as a graduate assistant, Weisz also coached the OC Premier Travel Baseball Team from 2021-22 and worked as a coach at several youth and prospect camps hosted by Cal State Fullerton.
Weisz played at Cal State Fullerton from 2015-18 and again in 2020, playing in 58 games overall for the Titans. Cal State Fullerton reached the NCAA Regionals three times from 2016-18, playing in the Mississippi State Regional in 2016 and the Stanford Regional in both 2017 and 2018. During that span, the Titans also played in the 2017 Long Beach State Super Regional, hosted a Super Regional in 2018, and reached the College World Series in 2017.
In 2019, Weisz transferred to Hope International University in Fullerton, Calif., where he hit .339 with 56 base hits, 23 RBIs, 35 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases. The Royals went 33-21 overall on the season and won the 2019 GSAC Tournament Championship title.
Following his one season at Hope International, Weisz transferred back to Cal State Fullerton where he was elected as a team captain for the 2020 season, which ultimately was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Weisz graduated with his bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Cal State Fullerton in December 2019 and went on to earn his master’s degree in History from Cal State Fullerton in May 2022.
Originally from San Diego, Calif., Weisz lettered in baseball at La Jolla Country Day High School.
A triplet, Weisz and his two brothers all played NCAA Division I baseball - Zach at Cal State Fullerton, Chandler at St. Mary's College, and Keaton at both Auburn and Coastal Carolina. His half-brother, Alfonso Rivas, also played Division 1 baseball at Arizona and currently plays in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs.