Stephen Duncan enters his third season as the head baseball coach at Washington University after leading the Bears to their eighth NCAA Regional appearance in school history in 2012. In his first two seasons, Duncan has compiled a 57-31 record and a .648 winning percentage.
Duncan's first two teams have set or tied eight Washington University single-season individual and team records. As a team, the 2011 Bears set school records for stolen bases (120) and double plays (43). Individually, Brandon Rogalski set single-season records for at bats (178, 2012), hits (77, 2012) and RBIs (60, 2011), while also setting the Washington University career hits record (216). Junior Kyle Billig also set two single-season records for the Bears in 2012 - runs (59) and stolen bases (35). In 2011, the 46 games played also represented a new Washington University single-season record.
In two seasons, Duncan has also mentored four student-athletes to seven ABCA/Rawlings and D3Baseball.com All-Region honors, while Rogalski became just the second student-athlete in program history to garner back-to-back All-America accolades (2011 first-team, 2012 second-/third-team).
Duncan arrived on the Danforth Campus after serving as an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University for three seasons (2008-10). The Blue Jays posted an overall record of 114-31 (.786) during Duncan’s stint, including three Centennial Conference championships, two regional titles and two trips to the NCAA Division III College World Series.
Johns Hopkins posted a 44-7 record in 2010, and placed fifth at the World Series. Duncan helped develop three All-Americans, including 2010 D3baseball.com National Player of the Year Dave Kahn. The Blue Jays posted a 42-8 record and a second-place finish at the World Series in his first season, and a 28-16 mark with a South Region runner-up finish in 2009.
Prior to his stint with Johns Hopkins, Duncan served as an assistant baseball coach at Biola University in 2004, working under head coach and former major leaguer John Verhoeven. The Eagles posted a 34-13 overall record, and won the Golden State Athletic Conference regular season championship, and earned a regional playoff berth.
Duncan was a four-year starter as a first baseman and pitcher for Wheaton College (Ill.), and earned first-team all-conference honors in 2002. He was also an academic all-district selection in 2002. Duncan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Wheaton in 2002, and went on to earn a master’s degree in philosophy of religion and ethics from Biola in 2004.
Following graduate school, Duncan worked for Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor in Baltimore, Md., from 2005-07, and in sales at Drive Financial from 2007-08.