Head Coach
Justin Haire

Justin Haire was named the 10th Head Coach of Campbell Baseball (senior college era) on June 6, 2014. He is in his fourth season at the helm of the program after spending seven seasons as recruiting coordinator, assistant coach and eventually associate head coach under former skipper Greg Goff.Haire’s first team wasted no time breaking into the record books in 2015. The Fighting Camels set the mark for the best start in program history by winning 17 or their first 19 contests, en route to establishing Haire as the winningest first year head coach in program history by posting 32 victories. Those 32 wins are tied for the fifth most victories in a season in the program’s 53-year history. 2015 marked the Camels' fourth straight season of 30 or more wins, the first time that has ever happened in the history of the program, and Campbell ranks 17th (out of 299) in the country in total wins over that time. And for the fourth straight year, the Camels made an appearance in the top-30 of at least one national poll, another first for the program.

In Haire's first season at the helm, Campbell led the Big South in ERA (3.48) for the second time in three seasons, and ranked second in team batting average (.297). CU also boasted 32 home runs, the most by a Campbell team since 2010, and led the league in stolen bases for the fourth consecutive season.

Five Camels earned All-Big South honors, with Cole Hallum earning Big South Player of the Year, and went on to garner Third Team Louisville Slugger All-American honors. Matt Parrish earned his second-consecutive Academic All-America accolade, also collecting Second Team All-Big South merits at designated hitter.

The record-setting continued that June, as three Camels were selected in the 2015 MLB Draft, the most in a single year in program history. Cedric Mullins (13th round, Baltimore Orioles), Steven Leonard (23rd round, Colorado Rockies) and Heath Bowers (24th round, Oakland Athletics), were all drafted after having never been drafted previously in their career, continuing a trend of development that Haire and his staff have demonstrated since arriving in Buies Creek.

In 2016, three more Camels earned All-Big South honors, including senior Matt Parrish, who took First Team accolades, along with his third Academic All-America nod. Parrish was also named the recipient of the prestigious Senior CLASS Award, given to the nation's top senior with notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

Last season, 2017, Haire led the Camels to 25 victories and four players picked up all-conference honors. Drew Butler headlined the group as the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a second team selection. Hallum nabbed his second first team selection while Matthew Barefoot and Jeff Hahs joined Butler on the second team.

Butler finished the season as the co-national leader for stolen bases with 39 swipes. He became the sixth Camel to earn a NCAA statistical championship, which have all been under the tutelage of Haire.

Haire, and the coaching staff’s, recruiting and coaching efforts helped guide Campbell to 41 or more wins each season from 2012-14, totaling 131 victories over that span. CU originally set the school record for wins in 2012 with 41, only to eclipse that mark again in 2013 with 49 victories. 2013 culminated in the Big South’s Regular Season Championship, the first in program history.

Under Haire’s guidance, a Camel has been named Academic All-American in five of the past six seasons, including designated hitter Matt Parrish in 2014, 2015 and 2016 to become Campbell's first ever three-time Academic All-America. Josh Holskey and David Olson also picked up Academic All-American honors in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Matt Marksberry made his Major League debut with the Atlanta Braves in 2015, becoming the eighth player in CU history to make it to the big leagues. Jake Smith was named 2015 Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year, and was added to the Giants 40-man roster, joining Marksberry in the show in 2016 with the San Diego Padres. Additionally, Cedric Mullins was named the Top Defender in the Orioles 2015 Draft Class and is currently the O’s fifth-best prospect according to MLB Pipeline.

As an assistant coach, Haire has helped guide five teams that set school records for wins (Sterling College 2004: 37, Ouachita Baptist University 2006: 31, OBU 2007: 50, Campbell 2012: 41, CU 2013: 49).

Prior to his years at OBU, Haire spent one year as the pitching coach at Sterling College. In 2004 the Warriors boasted a 37-18 record, and won both the KCAC ERA title (3.01) and KCAC tournament championship, and had two All-American pitchers.

Haire graduated from Henderson State University (Ark.) with a B.A. in history. He married Lindsey Dawson of Benton, Ark. in 2010. The couple has two sons, Jackson and Parker.

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Tyler Shewmaker

Tyler Shewmaker enters his third season as a member of the Campbell baseball coaching staff, moving to an assistant coach role after he spent the 2019 season as a volunteer assistant coach. He spent his first year as the director of baseball operations.

Shewmaker oversees the development of the Campbell catchers, completes day-to-day work with the hitters, and assists with offensive game planning.

Shewmaker joined the Camels after serving as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Kentucky Wesleyan College, last season. Shewmaker assisted heavily with recruiting for the Panthers and helped lead them to their first NCAA Division II Regional.

In addition to recruiting, Shewmaker worked full-time with Kentucky Wesleyan’s catchers and assisted with hitting and base running. He also created and monitored the Panthers’ strength and conditioning program for position players.

Shewmaker spent the summer of 2017 as an assistant coach for the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League. He helped lead the team to the first-half division title and a league playoff berth.

Shewmaker coached and assisted with recruiting players from all three NCAA divisions, NAIA and NJCAA. He also worked with one of Fayetteville’s catchers early in the season who was selected in June’s MLB draft.

As a player, Shewmaker was a career .306 hitter in three seasons at Kentucky Wesleyan. Between 34 hits, he tallied four doubles and three triples. He also drove in 17 runs and drew 17 walks. Off the field, he was a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and was named a member of “Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges.”

Shewmaker is the son of Tim and Rita Shewmaker and he has two sisters, Brittany and Bethany. He also has two nephews, Lincoln and Ryker, who all still reside in his hometown of Corydon, Indiana.

Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach
Tyler Robinson

Tyler Robinson's enters his sixth season as a member of the Campbell baseball coaching staff. In August of 2018, Robinson was promoted to assistant coach after he spent the 2018 season as a volunteer assistant coach.

A member of the Campbell baseball staff since the fall of 2014, Robinson spent his first three seasons as the director of operations before transitioning to a volunteer assistant role in the fall of 2017.

In his new role, Robinson will have the opportunity to help with off-campus recruiting after working entirely with on-campus recruiting in 2017. He will maintain his responsibilities as a mentor to the Campbell outfield, aide to the pitching staff and as an in-game defensive strategist.

Since 2015, Robinson’s first season on staff, the Camels have won 118 games, averaging nearly 30 per year, with 19 all-conference picks and five All-America selections. MLB clubs have drafted four Campbell players and five total players have signed professional contracts during Robinson's tenure. On August 10, Cedric Mullins who was drafted in the 13th round of the 2015 MLB Draft received his Big League call-up to the Baltimore Orioles.

Campbell posted its fourth-straight 30-win season in Robinson's first year, with five Camels earning All-Big South honors. Cole Hallum was named Third Team All-American and Big South Player of the Year, while Matt Parrish earned his second-consecutive Academic All-America accolade.

A record three Camels were selected in the 2015 MLB Draft, including Mullins (13th round, Baltimore Orioles), Steven Leonard (23rd round, Colorado Rockies) and Heath Bowers (24th round, Oakland Athletics).

Three more Camels earned All-Big South honors in 2016, with Parrish, Grant Yost and Anthony Lopez all taking home league awards. Parrish also made history, becoming Campbell's first three-time CoSIDA Academic All-America selection. Parrish was also the Senior CLASS Award winner.

In 2017, Robinson helped lead the Camels to 25 victories and four players picked up all-conference honors. Drew Butler headlined the group as the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a second team selection. Hallum nabbed his second first team selection while Matthew Barefoot and Jeff Hahs joined Butler on the second team.

Following the 2017 campaign, Barefoot was named a Freshman All-American by three different college baseball publications: The NCBWA, Perfect Game and The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. He is the first Freshman All-American in program history.

Butler finished the season as the co-national leader for stolen bases with 39 swipes. He became the sixth Camel to earn a NCAA statistical championship.

Butler was also named a 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection marking the 23rd straight year a Campbell player earned academic all-district status. He was a semifinalist for the 2017 Senior CLASS award.

Robinson came to Campbell from Brunswick Community College, where he served as the Dolphins’ pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.

Prior to BCC, Robinson was a student assistant at Elon, where he graduated in 2013 with a degree in business management. The Durham, N.C., native assisted the Phoenix from 2011-13 in day-to-day operations, primarily with pitching, video coordination and camps. With Robinson on staff, the Phoenix made the Charlottesville NCAA Regional finals in 2013.

He earned his associates degree from Brunswick in 2011, where he pitched for two seasons.

Robinson also gained coaching experience at the American Legion level, coaching Durham Post 7 each summer since 2009.

His wife, Taelar, is an assistant coach for the Campbell lacrosse program.

Assistant Coach/Camp Coordinator
Connor Faix

Connor Faix begins his first year on the Campbell baseball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach and will help lead pitching coach Tyler Robinson in the development of the Fighting Camel pitching staff.

With experience as a throwing coordinator at performance academies and coaching experience in the NCAA Division II and Division III ranks, as well as the NJCAA level, Faix has coached six pitchers who were selected in the MLB Draft since 2018.

Faix joins Justin Haire’s staff after wrapping up a successful season as the pitching coach at NCAA DII member Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. He helped lead the Lakers to the semifinals of the 2019 NCAA DII College World Series, the program’s furthest postseason finish in school history.

The Mercyhurst pitching staff struck out 536 batters over 409.1 innings, good for an 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings pitched average, which ranked second nationally. Additionally, two of Faix’s pitchers – Tyler Garbee and Matthew Minnick – were selected in the 2019 MLB Draft, taken in the 19th and 23rd rounds, respectively. Both pitchers hurled no-hitters during the season, making Mercyhurst the only Division II team to toss multiple no-hitters during the 2019 campaign.

Along with his pitching coach duties, Faix also helped manage the Mercyhurst recruiting process for prospective athletes and prepared scouting reports of upcoming opponents.

Before Mercyhurst, Faix was an assistant coach at North Iowa Area Community College in 2018. During his time in Mason City, Iowa, he again contributed to the development of two pitchers selected in that year’s MLB Draft. He also created and monitored the Trojans’ preseason lifting program for position players.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Faix is a 2017 graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s of science in finance.

Faix earned his first collegiate coaching stint after graduation, operating as the volunteer assistant coach at Oberlin College during the fall 2017 season. He acted as the pitching coach, emphasizing general arm strength building, administrating individualized throwing programs and creating fall practice schedules around weekly bullpen sessions.

Along with collegiate coaching, Faix was also a throwing coordinator at the Prospect Performance Academy in Aurora, Ohio, and The Yard at Mason City in Mason City, Iowa. In those roles, he created individualized throwing-related training programs for high school and college pitchers and position players. Two college arms that he worked with during the summer were drafted in the 25th and 29th rounds of the 2019 MLB Draft.

During the summer of 2018, Faix also spent time as a Colorado Rockies associate scout in the Great Plains area

Director of Player Development
Matthew Clark

Matt Clark enters his first year as the director of player development on the Campbell baseball staff.

In his role, Clark works extensively in the video and data analysis process to aide Campbell baseball’s progress through various technical development tools, which will enhance student-athlete performance. Along with analyzing Campbell film, he will also examine opponent film to prepare competition strategies with coaches.

Clark joins the Fighting Camels with four years of operations and managerial experience at the NCAA Division I level with the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and two years of player development experience in the Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Baseball system.

A 2017 graduate of South Carolina, Clark was a four-year student manager and served as the baseball operations intern during the 2017 season. He helped facilitate all practices, camps and games, while also assisting the recruiting coordinator with on-campus visits; he also coordinated the team’s video operations efforts.

Clark gained experience in player development as a student volunteer in the USC student-athlete development department from 2016-17. In his role, he helped coordinate life skills by programming seminars for student-athletes, which emphasized student-athlete leadership attributes.

Upon graduation from USC, Clark started his professional career in the Minor League Operations & Player Development department in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from June 2017 to October 2018. He was hired as the Player Development and Minor League Operations Intern for the Pirates’ Gulf Coast League affiliate before his promotion to Player Development and Minor League Operations Assistant in the Fall Instructional League in October 2017.

He spent the final 10 months of his time with the Pirates with the Class High A Bradenton Marauders overseeing and coordinating all video operations. He also assisted with all player development activities and presented hitting and pitching coaches with advanced opponent scouting through attack plan meetings.

Clark’s last stop before arriving in Buies Creek was as the Player Development Specialist at Diesel Edge Training Academy in Wexford, Pa., where he conducted private, individualized baseball training since December 2018.

Before Diesel Edge, he had a stint as the Sports Character and Team Development Associate with The Greatest Champion Foundation in Columbia, S.C., strategizing and fostering individual leadership skills among college and professional athletes.