Greg Stewart, entering his 13th year heading the Oregon Tech softball team, led his 2011 squad to the programs first-ever NAIA National Championship with the 2015 team finishing 4th at the NAIA Softball World Series.
In 12 seasons Stewart's teams have amassed an impressive 416-181-2 mark, including six Cascade Collegiate Conference championships (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015), to go with a trio of runner-up finishes (2005, 2007, 2013).
Oregon Tech wrapped up the 2016 campaign with a 30-22 overall mark and tied for best record in the West Division at 20-8. The Owls would move on to the NAIA National Softball Championship for the fifth time in the past six seasons. Tech has now played in the NAIA Opening Round Championship game 3 years in a row.
The 2015 Lady Owls finished 4th in the NAIA World Series Tournament.
The Owls, ranked No. 19 in this year’s preseason NAIA Softball Coaches Top 25 Poll.
In 2011 Stewart was named NAIA Coach of the Year, the first Cascade Collegiate Conference school coach to be honored as the NAIA softball coach of the year. Stewart and his 2011 staff including long-time assistant Bill Fagan were also named the 2011 NFCA NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year. Stewart was a Region I Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2008 and earned Cascade Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Stewart's 2011 Oregon Tech team became the first team in the CCC to win the softball national championship in the 31-year history of the event.
The Texas native grew up in Houston then headed north to Sterling College (Kansas) where he received a degree in accounting while playing four years of baseball. As a senior Stewart garnered first team all-conference and team MVP recognition. After assisting in football and baseball Greg took the head baseball job at Sterling in the fall of 1997. In 1999 the Warriors won the KCAC title and received a Great Plains regional tournament berth. After four years as the head coach at Sterling, Greg moved on to Virginia where he took the head baseball job at Bluefield College during the 2002 and 2003 seasons. In 2003 the Rams of Bluefield recorded their first winning season in six years.
Greg's lovely wife, Nellie, is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Oregon Tech. Greg is the proud father of three daughters, Aubrey 16, Lindey 10, and step-daughter, Lanie 9.