Guilford Honors Longtime Coach Maynard
Fund Established to Honor Long-Time Guilford College Coach Stuart T. Maynard
GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Alumni and friends have
made gifts and pledges totaling
nearly $290,000 to establish a fund honoring retired Guilford College
coach Stuart T. Maynard, the college announced Sept. 26 during
Homecoming and Family Weekend.
Gifts will support a planned batting center for McBane Field on
campus, which is the home field for the baseball team. Maynard, now
91, coached the baseball team from 1952-84 and holds the record for
most baseball coaching wins at the college.
"The man so many of us refer to as ‘The Rock' was a teacher, coach,
mentor and friend for generations of Guilford students," said Randy
Doss '82, the college's vice president of enrollment, who played
baseball for Maynard as a college student. "This fund means that his
legacy will continue to impact Guilford student-athletes in the years
"Stuart Maynard exemplified Guilford's core values of community,
excellence and integrity in his work and in his life," said Vice
President for Advancement Mike Poston. "That so many Guilford alumni
and friends have already pledged support for the Maynard Fund is a
testament to the affection so many still feel for him."
Maynard, who graduated from Guilford in 1943, was captain of the
football and baseball teams. In 1951, the college hired him to be
director of physical education and head coach of the football and
baseball teams. He coached football for five seasons and baseball for
33 seasons until his retirement in 1984.
Under Maynard, the baseball team was 436-394-4 and earned trips to the
NAIA Baseball World Series in 1966 and 1976. Maynard won the
Professional Baseball Scouting Association's Coach of the Year Award
in 1976 and the NAIA National Coach of the Year Award in 1966. He is
a member of the NAIA Baseball Hall of Fame and the Guilford College
Athletic Hall of Fame.
A native of Harnett County, N.C., Maynard served two years in the U.S.
Navy and then took a job as football coach at Williamston (N.C.) High
School. His team won the 1950 state championship.
Maynard received the Alumni Excellence Award from Guilford in 1982,
and the college honored the legendary coach by installing a
commemorative rock between McBane Field and the Armfield Athletic
Center in 2009.
Maynard resides in Greensboro with his wife, Ruth, who is a 1943
graduate of the college. They have five children.
For information about contributing to the Stuart T. Maynard '43 Fund
for Athletics, contact Jerry W. Harrelson '72, director of alumni
relations, at 336-316-2333 or email@example.com.
This release is courtesy of Guilford College.