Blinn Head Baseball Coach Harvey McIntyre Announces Move To A Full-Time Teaching Role
“I am extremely grateful for the time I have had here with the Blinn baseball program,” McIntyre said. “I am very proud of what this program stands for and has provided for many, many exceptional young men.
“I value tremendously the relationships I have built with the coaches I have worked with, my fellow peers, and colleagues at Blinn. I have developed lifelong friendships that I look forward to continuing.”
McIntyre added that he is eager to begin his expanded teaching role with Blinn while spending more time with his family. He and his wife Reagan have two children.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to continue to serve Blinn College, and also just to be a dad,” he said.
McIntyre compiled a 447-351 overall record during his 14 seasons as head coach, including 11 berths to the Region XIV Conference Tournament and a fifth-place finish at the 2014 NJCAA Junior College World Series. In 2014, McIntyre also was named the Region XIV Conference and NJCAA Southern District Coach of the Year.
In his 21 seasons with the Buccaneers, McIntyre helped 211 players advance to four-year university programs. He coached 46 players who have entered professional baseball and two players who have reached the major leagues. McIntyre has coached six players who have been picked in the top 10 rounds in the MLB Draft since 2008.
Blinn also was recognized as an NJCAA Academic Team of the Year 11 times under McIntyre. McIntyre has coached 47 Academic All-Americans, 90 all-conference players, and 22 all-region players.
“We appreciate everything Harvey has done for the Blinn College baseball program,” Athletic Director Scott Schumacher said. “Given his passion for Blinn College and his longstanding dedication to his athletes’ academic success, we are excited to see all he will accomplish as a full-time professor.”
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 42 NJCAA national championships since 1987.