Fairfield, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) is proud to announce that Head Baseball Coach, Scott Stover, recorded his 300th win vs Yuba College. This is Coach Stover’s 14th season as the Falcon’s Head Coach. Coach Stover has led the Falcons to six conference titles in the past nine seasons. He has also guided the Falcons to eight playoff appearances in the past ten years, and only had one losing season during that span. Coming in to the 2016 season, the Falcons have won 249 games over the past ten years, making Solano average just below 25 wins a season in the past decade. This puts them in the top eight programs in Northern California during that span. The 6 conference titles is second in Northern California in the past decade. The Falcons have also won 187 games in conference play over the past ten seasons (entering 2016), which ranks them number one in the Bay Valley Conference. They have only lost 10 conference series since 2006, Coach Stover’s 300 wins at Solano ranks him second in school history, behind Stan McWilliams who coached from 1956-1986. The Falcons have broken a number of school records during Coach Stover tenure, including wins (32), conference wins (24) and team batting average (.339).
The 300 wins were hard fought. The Falcons have always played a very competitive schedule. Solano has been ranked in the top 3 in the RPI in strength of schedule, for the past 5 years. During coach Stover’s tenure the Falcons have 82 wins vs ranked and playoff opponents. In addition, they have beaten 12 victories versus conference champions. These type of accomplishments earned Solano playoff hosting rights 7 times, including the 2011 Super Regional Host site, where they were the #1 seed. The BVC has been ranked in the top 3 the past 8 years, and in 2 of the last 3 years either had more teams with a winning record, than their neighboring conference, and/or more teams ranked in the top 20 of the RPI.
Coach Stover and his staff take pride that over 90% of their student-athletes have gone on to a four-year school. In fact over 55 student-athletes from Coach Stover’s first 11 seasons have completed their undergraduate work and have obtained a B.A. or B.S. In addition, he has coached 3 conference players of the year and 4 conference pitchers of the year, as well as over 30 total All-American and All-State student-athletes. He has also been awarded the Conference coach of the year honor four times by his peers.
Coach Stover played in the Bay Valley Conference as well. While at Cosumnes River he earned All-BVC Honors in both his freshman and sophomore year, while also earning All-BVC Academic Honors his sophomore season. This is Coach Stover’s 14 year at Solano, but his 16th season as a high level baseball coach in Solano County. Coach Stover began his career with the Solano Steelheads Professional Baseball Club, in Vacaville. He was the 3rd base and hitting coach in 2000, and in 2002 he was the Manager. His 43 wins as a professional manager and 300 wins as our college coach, makes him one of the most successful coaches to ever coach in this county.
Prior to the April 29 final regular season home game vs Mendocino College, we will recognize Coach Stover for his great accomplishments and present him with a plaque.