Jordan Stampler enters his first season as the Pfeiffer baseball head coach after spending two-and-a-half years as the program's assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
Stampler has a Division I pedigree, playing two years at USC Upstate. In his two seasons with the Spartans, Stampler played in 108 games and tallied 88 runs, 113 hits and 42 runs batted in. His 44 runs scored in each of the 2012 and 2013 seasons rank him fourth in program history and his 29 walks in 2013 places him fifth. Additionally, Stampler owns the top two marks in Spartan history for most hit by pitches in a season, getting plunked 18 teams in 2012 and 16 in 2013.
Following his playing career, Stampler began his coaching career at Adrian College as the program’s Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator in 2014. Stampler helped guide the Bulldogs to a 33-15 mark and an MIAA regular season and conference tournament title. Adrian advanced all the way to the NCAA Midwest Regional, winning three games in the NCAA Tournament.
In 2015, Stampler moved on to USC Upstate as a volunteer coach for half a year before being promoted to Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Back at his alma mater, Stampler coached Tyler Jackson who was later signed as a free agent to the Seattle Mariners organization.
With the Falcons, Stampler helped lead the Falcons to a Conference Carolinas Championship game appearance in 2016 despite entering the tournament as the number six seed. Pfeiffer upset top-seed Erskine and came within one game of advancing to the NCAA Tournament. In 2017, Stampler assisted as the program made another Cinderella run in the conference tournament. In the opener, Pfeiffer defeated the No. 1 seed and top-ranked team in all of Division II Mount Olive by a score of 9-2. Pfeiffer used an 8-run sixth inning and scored all eight runs off Bruce Zimmermann who would later be drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 5th round of the 2017 MLB Draft.
In addition to Jackson, Stampler has coached three players who have gone on to play professionally. Sam Fischer (Gateway Grizzlies), Ryan Darrow (Hickory Crawdads) and Ian Mikowski (Eastside Diamond Hoppers), while Charlie Carpenter was a 26th round draft pick by the Atlanta Braves before returning to school.
Stampler was announced as the seventh head coach in program history on Dec. 19, 2017.