Head Coach

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.


Assistant Coach

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.

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