Staff
Head Coach
Elliott Avent

North Carolina State Wolfpack Baseball Camps in Raleigh, North Carolina are designed for players to develop their skills in all areas of the game of baseball. The Wolfpack coaches and players will be on hand to demonstrate and instruct not only the basics but also more advanced areas of the game. Below you'll find our school's Division I college baseball camps, baseball showcases and instructional camps and clinics. Visit us in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina for a baseball camp or showcase and show us your skills!

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Our baseball camps and showcases in Raleigh, North Carolina are a great opportunity to take your game to the next level. Each camp is hosted by our college staff here at NC State. This camp is open to any and all entrants meeting age requirements.

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Associate Head Coach
Chris Hart

Tabbed as one of the nation’s top assistant coaches and recruiting coordinators, Chris Hart recently finished his 15th season with the Wolfpack and fifth as associate head coach. He serves as the Wolfpack’s hitting coach in addition to his role as recruiting coordinator and is involved in all facets of the program.

Under his direction in 2019, four position players earned All-ACC and All-America honors. He also mentored Will Wilson to NC State's first-ever ACC Defensive Player of the Year and first consensus All-American since 2012. Patrick Bailey, a Buster Posey Award semifinalist, and Wilson, a Brooks Wallace Award finalist, were additionally among the candidates for the Golden Spikes Award.

In the 2019 MLB Draft, Wilson became the first Wolfpack player to go in the first round since 2014, as he was selected as the No. 15 overall pick to the Los Angeles Angels. Additionally, Evan Edwards was selected in the fourth round as the No. 111 pick to the Miami Marlins, marking the first time since 2014 that NC State had two players taken in the first four rounds of the MLB Draft.

In 2018, NC State finished the season ranked fifth in the nation with 87 home runs as a team. The Wolfpack also ended the year first in the ACC with a .477 slugging percentage, which ranked 10th in the NCAA.

Hart became the program's lead recruiter in 2010 and produced immediate results on the recruiting trail, signing one of the best recruiting classes in the nation. Among the 13 heralded newcomers on the NC State roster that fall were Brett Austin, a supplemental first-round draft pick and the highest-drafted recruit to attend NC State in 31 years; Carlos Rodon, the 2011 North Carolina High School Player of the Year and a 16th-round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers; and Trea Turner, a slick infield prospect who went in the 20th round to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Baseball America ranked the Wolfpack's 2010-11 class No. 4 in the country.
Since Hart has been a part of the on-field coaching staff, the Wolfpack has produced nine position players who received All-ACC honors and 11 who have signed professional contracts.

Hart knows the Atlantic Coast Conference well. He was a four-year letterman for head coach Mike Martin at Florida State from 1999-2003. He was a utilityman as a freshman, starting as the designated hitter against lefthanded pitching and playing 50 games in all. He began his sophomore year as the Seminoles' starting catcher, but fractured his tibia eight games into the season. He was granted a medical hardship by the NCAA, restoring a year of eligibility, and came back as a redshirt-sophomore a year later, in 2001.

Lingering problems from his rehab cost Hart playing time the next two seasons, but he blossomed as a senior, playing in 67 games and making 63 starts at second and third base. He batted .305 with 10 doubles, four home runs and 35 RBIs that season as FSU rolled to a 54-13 record and a berth in the NCAA Super Regionals. Hart saved his best for the end of his playing career. He batted .438 in the 2003 ACC Tournament in Salem, Va., then batted .350 with three doubles and four RBIs in the NCAA Regionals, including a four-hit game vs. Rutgers in the third round of the regional.

In all, Hart played 195 games for the Seminoles, starting 116 and batting .271 with 23 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 72 RBIs. Hart's four Florida State teams (1999, 2001-03) posted a combined record of 218-60 (.784) and appeared in the NCAA Super Regionals all four years. The Seminoles advanced to the College World Series in 1999 and 2000. During his career at Florida State, Hart played every position on the field except for pitcher and center field.

Upon graduation, Hart spent one year (2004) as an assistant coach at St. Petersburg (Fla.) College, where he served as hitting coach and third-base coach, and was involved in all aspects of the program. Hart coached all positions defensively, and was involved in the program's recruiting as well.

During the summer of 2004, Hart was head coach of the Loudoun Rangers of the Shennandoah Valley League. At Loudoun he coached players from seven different Division I Conferences, including the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East and Conference USA.

Hart was a two-time all-state selection and a four-time all-county pick in four years at Clearwater Central Catholic High School. Twice he was named All-Suncoast, and was the county home run leader as a junior. He was selected to the Florida All-Star Team as a senior, was Florida's 1998 American Legion Player of the Year, and was taken in the 46th round of the 1998 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox.

Hart graduated from Florida State in 2003 with a degree in sport management. He is single and resides in Raleigh.

Pitching Coach
Clint Chrysler

Clint Chrysler recently wrapped up his first season as pitching coach after joining the program in July of 2018.

He came to NC State after eight seasons on Winthrop's staff as the Assistant Head Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, and Pitching Coach.

"Clint has built a strong reputation in this region and nationally amongst the baseball community as one of the best pitching coaches in the country," said Avent. "During his collegiate career at Stetson University and a nine-year professional career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners organizations, he was known for his competitive nature and his strong work ethic. He's done an excellent job of translating that into his coaching style.

"He's a hands-on teacher known best for his ability to develop players through relationship building and designing individualized plans to help them grow, adjust and reach their full potential as baseball players, and as men. Everyone I spoke to during this process had high praise on his approach and demeanor, and we're happy to have Clint and his fiancé Christy join our family here at NC State."

In his first season at NC State, the Wolfpack’s pitching staff led the ACC with a 4.21 earned-run average against conference opponents, and finished second in overall ERA (3.86) in the regular season.

Additionally, he saw Reid Johnston earn ACC Pitcher of the Week honors after throwing a complete game shutout on March 30 vs. Virginia. It was the first of Johnston’s career and first for a Wolfpack pitcher since Carlos Rodon in June 2013.

At Winthrop, Chrysler helped guide the Eagles to five consecutive winning seasons in conference play, including the 2017 season when Winthrop won its first outright regular season Big South title since 2003.

Chrysler brought in high-caliber recruiting classes during his tenure at Winthrop. The 2013 class was ranked No. 1 in the Big South Conference and No. 63 nationally. The 2014 class was rated No. 2 in the Big South and top-100 nationally, while the 2015 class was likewise ranked among the nation's top 100. Winthrop's 2017 recruiting class again led the Big South and was ranked in the top-100 nationally.

Chrysler was instrumental in developing the Eagles' pitching staff as five Winthrop pitchers have gone on to sign professional contracts during Chrysler's tenure. Winthrop's pitching staff has ranked among the top 50 nationally in strikeouts/base on ball ratio and fewest base on balls per nine innings from 2012-2016.

Chrysler coached three All-Big South Performers as well as numerous Big South Pitcher of the Week recipients.

Chrysler came to the Eagles after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Stetson University. During his time with the Hatters, Chrysler was in charge of the outfielders, assisted with the hitters and pitchers, as well as serving as the first-base coach and baseball camp coordinator.

A native of Clear Lake, Texas, Chrysler played collegiately at Stetson University from 1995-97. He played three seasons as a two-way player for the Hatters and accumulated a 14-10 record on the mound with a 3.80 ERA. As a hitter, Chrysler had a career average of .309, including a career-high .344 average as a junior. He helped lead Stetson to two NCAA Tournament appearances in three seasons and currently holds the single-game pitching record by throwing 11 innings against Florida International on May 15, 1997.

Chrysler was named the 1996 Cape Cod League Reliever of the Year playing for the Wareham Gatemen. He also set the Cape Cod League save record that season and still holds the Gatemen team saves record. Chrysler was named to the Mid-Season All-Star Team during the season as well.

Chrysler left the Hatter baseball program after his junior season when he was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 17th round of the 1997 Major League Draft. He spent nine years playing professional baseball with the Mariners (1997-99) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (2000-04) and reached as high as the AAA level playing for the Pirates (Nashville Sounds). During his professional career, Chrysler was named to two minor league All-Star teams.

In 2010, he spent this summer as the head coach of the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs of the Florida Collegiate Summer League. The Diamond Dawgs won a league-record 31 games and the 2010 Florida League Championship, which was played at the Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field. Chrysler was also recognized as Manager of the Year.

He graduated from Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Fla., in 1994. As a player at Boca Ciega, Chrysler earned First Team All-Suncoast and All-State honors. He was drafted in the 47th round of the 1994 Major League Draft by the New York Yankees, but instead chose to attend Stetson.

Chrysler earned his bachelor's degree in Supervision and Management from Daytona State College in December of 2009.

Assistant Coach
Joey Holcomb

Head coach Elliott Avent announced on Aug. 14, 2019, that Joey Holcomb joined the Wolfpack baseball coaching staff.

Holcomb brings experience from a winning program to a veteran staff that has long prided itself in player growth and development, as he comes to Raleigh after spending the last seven seasons as an assistant coach, including the last four as a recruiting coordinator, at UNCG.

"Coach Holcomb will be a welcomed addition to our program. He brings a proven track record from UNCG where they recruited student athletes of high character and developed them into winners both on and off the field," said Avent.

During his tenure with the Spartans, Holcomb helped the squad consistently post some of the best numbers nationally in several offensive categories. Some of those highlights include pacing the NCAA in triples in 2017 and '18, as well as guiding the team to hitting at or above .320 for three consecutive seasons (2016-18).

"I am truly grateful for this opportunity to join the NC State baseball family," said Holcomb. "This program is viewed as one of the best in college baseball, and that is a testament to the hard work and leadership of Coach Avent and his staff. I am extremely excited to learn from this staff and work with some of the best players across the country."

Under Holcomb's guidance, the Spartans offense broke school records in batting average, hits, RBIs, doubles, triples and on-base percentage.

"Joey is a fantastic baseball coach, as well as a great husband and father. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence is second to none. He and his family will be tremendous assets to the NC State program," said former Spartans skipper and current Notre Dame head coach Link Jarrett.

He and his wife, Brittany, have two sons, Graham (5) and Reed (3).