After engineering the programs first-ever softball national championship in 2011, Greg Stewart will enter his eleventh year as the softball coach at Oregon Tech. In ten seasons Stewart's teams have amassed an impressive 339-145-2 mark including five Cascade Conference Championships (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2014) to go with a trio of runner-up finishes (2005, 2007, 2013).
After earning back-to-back CCC regular season championships in 2011 and 2012 the Owls finished runner-up in both the regular season standings and CCC tournament in 2013. The 2014 Oregon Tech squad won the Cascade Conference title with a 23-5 record and went on to a Runner-Up finish at the Opening Round playoffs falling one win shy of qualifying for the 10 team NAIA College World Series. Tech finished the year with a 35-14 overall record and ranked No. 18 in the final NAIA Top-25 Coaches' Poll. The 2014 finish marked the third time in 4 years that the Owls have reached the national playoffs. (The 2014 Team pictured below)
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, and 2014. 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. Stewart then moved on to Portland, Oregon where he became the assistant baseball coach at Lewis and Clark for the 2004 season before moving south to Klamath Falls. 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 14, Lindey 7, and step-daughter, Lanie 6.