ELON, N.C. – Elon University baseball head coach Mike Kennedy announced today that he has promoted 12-year assistant coach Robbie Huffstetler to associate head coach and three-year volunteer assistant coach Micah Posey to assistant coach.
The promotions follow the departure of 17-year baseball staff member Greg Starbuck who left the Phoenix program for a position on the staff at Clemson University.
Said Kennedy, “I’m truly excited for Coach Huffstetler. This promotion is well deserved. He has been very instrumental in the success that our program has enjoyed the last 12 years and he will do a terrific job leading our recruiting efforts. Coach Posey is a tireless worker and I am more than happy to reward him for his efforts after he spent the last three seasons as our volunteer assistant. He has great passion for working with pitchers and his personality and work ethic will serve Elon University baseball very well on the recruiting trail.”
Huffstetler joined Kennedy’s staff for the 2004 season as a volunteer assistant and works primarily with the Phoenix hitters and infielders. He will also assume the title of recruiting coordinator. During Huffstetler’s tenure with the Elon program, the Phoenix has had 37 players earn all-conference honors. The team has also boasted two league freshman of the year award winners, two league pitcher of the year honorees and three league player of the year recipients. Since Huffstetler’s arrival, Elon has posted a record of 418-292, won 40 or more games three times, won four regular season conference titles, two conference tournament crowns and made five NCAA Regional appearances.
Posey came to Elon for the 2013 campaign after serving three years as an assistant coach at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, Fla. With Elon, Posey works with the Phoenix pitching staff. Posey’s first season in the maroon and gold saw the Phoenix win the Southern Conference Tournament and reach the finals of the Charlottesville Regional. A former pitcher in the Los Angeles Angels’ system, Posey worked with 10 NCAA Division I players and one current professional player while at North Florida Christian.