Introducing the 2022 Kansas Cannons Coaching Staff
The Kansas Cannons are pleased to announce that Phil Stephenson will coach the summer collegiate baseball team for the 2022 season. Coach Stephenson most recently led the Dodge City Community College baseball program, a position he held for 16 seasons. The 2015 Conqs won the Central District Championship earning a trip to the NJCAA World Series.
As a Wichita State Shocker, Stephenson was a three-time, First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection; two-time, First-Team All American at first base; and the Baseball News College Player of the Year in 1982. Stephenson held 13 individual NCAA records at the conclusion of his collegiate playing career and still holds NCAA career records for hits (418), runs (420), total bases (730), stolen bases (206), and walks (300).
Stephenson was a third round selection of the Oakland A’s in 1982. He played 14 years professionally, four of those at the major league level with the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres. After retirement, Stephenson spent four years coaching at the professional level including two years as the hitting instructor with the Wichita Wranglers, the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
Stephenson is a member of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame, the WSU Hall of Fame, and the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was elected to the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. He has also been named one of the three best college baseball players of the 20thcentury by Collegiate Baseball and one of the top 10 College baseball players of all-time by Baseball America.
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