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Cardinal Newman hires head baseball coach and assistant athletic director

Cardinal Newman’s Charles Assey

Cardinal Newman’s Charles Assey

Cardinal Newman announced the addition of Charles Assey as the new head baseball coach and assistant athletic director.

Assey just completed his fourth season as the head baseball coach at White Knoll High School. While at White Knoll, Assey led the Timberwolves to 65 total wins, a No. 21 National Ranking in USA Today in 2016, and a 2015 Region VAAAA Championship, and he was named Region VAAAA Coach of the Year.

Assey has been a head high school baseball coach for six years while taking all six teams to the state playoffs and making several trips to the winners’ bracket of the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) lower state championship.

Prior to his time at White Knoll, Assey was the head coach at Brookland- Cayce High School and Woodland High School. He joined the high school ranks following stints as collegiate assistant coach at Charleston Southern University, Presbyterian College, and St. Edwards University.

Assey has coached 11 players who were drafted in his career and has put 29 players in college baseball in six years of high school coaching.

Assey played collegiate baseball and graduated from Presbyterian College in 2004, obtained a master’s degree from St. Edward’s University, and is currently finishing his second master’s degree in education administration from Fort Hayes State University. He is married to Megan Assey, the head girls’ basketball coach at Spring Valley High School. The couple has a three-year old daughter, Lawson.

Assey was formally introduced at a reception held Tuesday, June 13 at Cardinal Newman School.

Assey Career Record:

• 2011-2012: Woodland High School 10-15, 5-5 (No. 4 Seed District 8–AA State Playoffs–defeated No. 1 Swansea) • 2012-2013: Brookland- Cayce High School 16-11, 6-4 (No. 3 Seed District 7–AAA State Playoffs–District 7 Champs–No. 8 final ranking) • 2013-2014: White Knoll High School 12-14, 5-5 (No. 3 Seed District 7– AAAA State Playoffs– defeated Colleton County) • 2014-2015: White Knoll High School 16-13, 8-2 (No. 1 Seed District V– AAAA State Playoffs–District V–Runner Up). Region V–AAAA Champions– Region V–AAAA Coach of the Year. 2015-2016: White Knoll High School 22-8, 8-2 (No. 2 Seed District V–AAAA State Playoffs) District VII Champions. 2016 Red Bank Invitational Champions. Ranked No. 4–SCBCA Polls and No. 21 USA Today/Final 6 Teams in AAAA. 2016-2017: White Knoll High School 15-11, 8-4. 2017 Red Bank Invitational Champions/Ranked No.5 in SCBCA Polls. Ranked No. 4 in HSSR Poll. No. 3 Seed AAAAA State Playoffs. Overall Career Record: 91- 72, 40-22

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