Ted Stenberg capped his seventh year of college summer league coaching by leading the Niagara Power of the New York Collegiate League to their first-ever league championship in 2019, finishing at 34-12-1.
“The quality of coaches I had with me, who I found after a six or seven week search, shared my vision for a summer season, the message that we gave to the players stayed consistent throughout the summer – come to the ballpark with energy every day and be coachable, was the key to winning that championship,” Stenberg said in a phone interview.
Stenberg is a graduate of the University of Tampa, where he pitched for two years. One year of independent league and four years of collegiate playing experience, along with six years of collegiate and five years of high school coaching, round out Stenberg’s portfolio.
Among the players that Stenberg has coached, thirteen were selected in the Major League Baseball draft, 2010-2016, and five were free agent signees. Three of those players were on 2019 Major League rosters: right-hand pitchers Art Warren with the Seattle Mariners and Trevor Richards with the Tampa Bay Rays, and left-hand pitcher Travis Bergen, who worked 19.2 innings with the Giants and is now with the Rays AAA-affiliate Buffalo Bison.
Colton Taylor from Tahoka, TX played his freshman year at McPherson College in McPherson, KS. He transferred to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM where he played baseball and graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
Taylor's primary role includes working with the infielders and recruitment. He oversees all infield instruction and development, as well as assisting Coach Jarreau with the offense. Taylor is currently pursuing his MBA at University of The Southwest
Taylor began his coaching career in Lindsborg, KS at Bethany College where he primarily worked with outfield, while assisting with infield and hitting. In the summer of 2019, Taylor was hired by Arthur Stenberg as the Infield Coach of the Niagara Power of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. During his time at Niagara Falls, Taylor coached over 15 Division-1 players including MIF Kyle LaPlante of Purdue University, Dylan McNary of Villanova University, Isaiah Corry of Binghamton University and Branden Sanford of Houston Baptist. The Power were 34-12 and went on to win the NYCBL Championship.
Taylor will serve as the hitting and infield coach for the Rebels, during his second stint coaching under Stenberg
Logan Colvin is an assistant/pitching coach at Russell County High School in Seale, AL. He has five years of coaching experience, two years at Demopolis High School and three years at Russell County High School. Under his help, both schools have had many successes including: a 122-33 overall record, the number one and two pitchers for strikeouts in Alabama during 2018, the number one pitcher for strikeouts in 2019, achieved the number one ranking in 6A for Alabama during the 2018 and 2019 seasons, many collegiate baseball signees, and one player selected in the Major League Baseball Draft in 2018.
Colvin is a 2012 graduate of Snead State Community College and a 2015 graduate of the University of West Alabama, majoring in Social Science Education. He played collegiately for four years at both Snead State and West Alabama. Recently, completing a master’s degree from Troy University in International Relations.
Trevor Tunison is currently finishing his second season as a graduate assistant with the Lewis University Flyers. He has four years of collegiate playing experience, with two seasons at Madison College and two seasons at Lewis University. During his time as a player, he helped lead the Madison College Wolfpack to their 8th straight NJCAA World Series appearance during the 2015 season. After his days as a player, he immediately went into coaching. His knowledge is in catching and hitting.