Arthur “Ted” Stenberg IV enters into his 21th year coaching baseball as the New Market Rebels Head Baseball Coach. He 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, 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 started his college baseball career at Florida Southern from 1995-1997 and continued it at the University of Tampa from 1998-2000 where he earned a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Management. He played a variety of positions including First base, Third base and Pitcher. After his college career, he signed a professional contract with the Pensacola Pelicans in 2003 as a pitcher, where he played until an injury ended his career.
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 Cincinnati Reds and Trevor Richards with the Tampa Bay Rays, and left-hand pitcher Travis Bergen, who is back with the Toronto Blue Jays.
During the summer of 2020, Stenberg obtained the Florida Baseball Ranch SAVAGE pitching certification, Driveline Foundations of Pitching and Basics of Pitch Design certifications, as well as Rapsodo Pitching Certification.
Stenberg has worked with some great coaches, as well as coached and mentored some good players. He attributes his success to learning from each of them.
Colton Taylor is in his 1st season as an assistant coach at Frontier Community College, located in Southern Illinois. Where his primary duties include overseeing all aspects of infield development, developing & working with hitters, and recruiting both nationally and globally. The Bobcats are off to a solid start for their 2021 campaign compiling a 6-4 record. While, already having seven players signed to play baseball at the Division One Level next fall.
Taylor a Tahoka, TX native played his freshman year at McPherson College in McPherson, KS, then transferred to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM where he played baseball and earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors. Taylor began his coaching career in Lindsborg, KS at Bethany College primarily working with outfielders, while assisting with infield and hitting. From there Taylor was hired as the infield coach at University of The Southwest for the 2020 season. Where he was also afforded the opportunity to earn an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing, which was completed in February of 2021.
In the summer of 2019, Taylor was hired as the infield coach for the Niagara Power with the New York Collegiate Baseball League. While there, he coached over 15 NCAA Division 1 players, including infielders Dylan McNary (Villanova) Kyle LaPlante (Purdue), and Braden Sanford (Houston Baptist) helping lead the team to a 34-12 record and the New York Collegiate Baseball League Championship. Following that successful run, Taylor was hired as the lead assistant for the Western Nebraska Pioneers of the Expedition League by Ryan Sires.
Now returning to work for Stenberg as his head assistant Taylor is extremely excited to get to work. Stating “Stenny has put together a great group of guys that are very talented. It’s going to be a great summer competing for a championship and developing these young men”.
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. During the Summer of 2020, he became Driveline Pitching, Rapsodo Pitching, and Florida Baseball Ranch Certified.
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. He is married to his wife, Tanika Colvin, and has two dogs, Trent and Livingston.
Wyatt Moore, a Silver Lake, KS native, played two years of college baseball at Sterling College, in
Sterling, KS. At Sterling, he was part of a consistent winner as the team’s he was part of clinched the NAIA Opening Round both seasons he was there. As a player he spent time as a two-way player his freshman year, and then was moved into a more permanent role as a Pitcher as a sophomore. Before his sophomore season could begin, his playing career ended from a shoulder injury. From there he transferred to Wichita State where he received his B.A. in Sport Management and graduated Cum Laude. He also received a M.Ed. in Sport Management the following year.
Last year, Moore was hired as the assistant baseball coach at Arizona Western College, an NJCAA
Division 1 program in Yuma, Arizona. While at Arizona Western College, Moore was the assistant hitting coach, outfielders’ coach, 1st base coach, and the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the baseball team.
Prior to moving up to the collegiate level, Moore spent two seasons as the Assistant Baseball
Coach/Hitting Coach at Belle Plaine High School in Belle Plaine, KS. While there, Belle Plaine saw their offense ranked in the top 15 in their class in multiple categories, thus helping lead the Dragons to their first winning season in school history.
In the summer of 2019, Moore served as the Hitting Coach for the Park City Rangers in the KCBL, a
collegiate baseball summer league in Wichita, KS, where it was his first college coaching experience. Prior to coaching at Belle Plaine High School, Moore spent one semester as a Graduate Manager for the Wichita State Shocker Baseball Team. He also spent one season as a Volunteer Assistant Coach at Wichita Collegiate High School, in Wichita, KS where he helped lead the Spartans to their first winning season in the three years prior.
Moore will serve as the assistant hitting coach, outfielder’s coach, and catching coach for the Rebels.