Staff
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
Tyler Robinson

In August of 2018, Tyler 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
Chris Marx

Chris Marx is in his fourth season as an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at Campbell.

In Marx's first season in Buies Creek, the Camels belted 32 home runs, the most by a Campbell team since 2010. Cole Hallum was named Big South Player of the Year and Third Team Louisville Slugger All-American, and a record three Camels were selected in the 2015 MLB Draft, including Cedric Mullins (13th round, Baltimore Orioles), Steven Leonard (23rd round, Colorado Rockies) and Heath Bowers (24th round, Oakland Athletics).

Five Camels were named All-Big South, including Hallum's Player of the Year and First Team selection. Marx also guided Cedric Mullins (outfield), Steven Leonard (catcher) and Matt Parrish (designated hitter) to all-conference accolades.

Campbell's success at the plate continued in 2016, with senior Matt Parrish finishing second in the Big South in batting at .371 on the way to First Team All-Conference honors. Parrish also became the first Camel in any sport to be named CoSIDA Academic All-America three times, adding the Senior CLASS Award following the season.

A year after Mullins was the Big South's top extra-base hit producer (34), Anthony Lopez was among the league's top sluggers in 2016, earning honorable mention all-conference accolades.

Last season, 2017, Marx 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 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.

Marx came to Campbell from Arkansas-Little Rock where he served as an assistant coach for three seasons. Marx was promoted to interim head coach of the Trojans on June 9, 2014 after the resignation of Scott Norwood.

As recruiting coordinator, Marx helped UALR land a recruiting class led by Chris Gittens, Eric White and Justin Ferrell. Gittens, who played at Grayson Community College, was the No. 9 ranked Junior College prospect by PerfectGame.org and was drafted in the 12th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees. White was also selected in the 32nd round by the Milwaukee Brewers and was a top-500 national recruit according to PerfectGame.org. Ferrell, a Connors State prospect, was drafted in the 36th round by the Houston Astros.

In his first season at UALR, Marx helped the Trojans put together one of the greatest offensive seasons in school history. The 2012 Trojans ranked in the top-10 nationally in four offensive categories, while setting school records for home runs and triples in a season. UALR earned an NCAA statistical championship in 2012 by tying Eastern Kentucky for the national lead in home runs per game (1.22). The Trojans finished second nationally with 66 home runs, after ending the regular season tied with Florida for first place, while ranking third in slugging percentage (.477) and sixth in scoring (7.4 runs per game). UALR ranked in the top-25 in the country in a total of eight offensive categories, including on-base percentage (.395) and stolen bases per game (1.65), where it finished 14th and 20th, respectively. The Trojans also tied a school record for total bases in a single season.

Senior Sean Bignall led the way for the Trojan offense in 2012, setting new UALR single-season records for home runs (18), total bases (149) and runs scored (60). He was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award, which are given annually to the nation’s top player, and received Third Team All-America accolades from both Louisville Slugger and the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings. His efforts helped the Trojans lead the Sun Belt Conference in nine statistical categories in 2012, including batting average, runs scored, RBI, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, home runs and stolen bases.

Marx's time at USI was highlighted by a 2010 Division II National Championship that saw the Eagles win a school-record 52 games, including 42 of their last 49, and knock off No. 1-ranked UC San Diego in the title game. With Marx as the hitting coach, the Eagles set new team records for hits, doubles, RBI and runs scored in their 2010 championship campaign. USI also set new team records for home runs in two of Marx's last three seasons with the team.

He graduated from USI in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in health services before earning his master's in health administration in 2011.

Assistant Coach
Tyler Shewmaker

Tyler Shewmaker enters his second season as a member of the Campbell baseball coaching staff, moving to assistant coach for the 2019 season after spending his first year as the director of baseball operations.

As an assistant coach, Shewmaker will oversee the development of the Campbell catchers, complete day-to-day work with the hitters, and will assist 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.

Director of Baseball Operations
Ryan Bertam

Ryan Bertram is in his first season as the director of operations for the Campbell baseball team.

Bertram is responsible for the daily assistance of the baseball program. He assists in team scheduling, equipment orders, camp planning and programming, marketing and sponsorship, and the team's community service efforts.

Bertram comes to Buies Creek after spending the 2018 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Southern Illinois (SIU). He coached alongside 2015 Campbell baseball alum Seth LaRue who was in his second season coaching the Salukis.

At Southern Illinois, Bertram worked primarily with the SIU catchers and assisted with the hitters. Three hitters earned all-conference honors in 2018 and the Salukis racked up 131 stolen bases, which ranked fourth nationally.

“Welcoming Ryan Bertram to our program is an immediate win for us,” Haire said. “This young man has won championships on the national level, comes from a deep baseball background, and brings a work ethic to the office every day that is both positive and contagious. We are pleased to have him on board and look forward to seeing him continue to grow within this profession.”

A 2016 graduate of Southern Indiana (USI), Bertram played for the Eagles from 2013-16 and then coached in 2017. As a player, he was the starting catcher on the 2014 Division II National Championship team and won two NCAA Midwest Regionals. A three-time all-conference selection, Bertram finished his collegiate playing career with a .329 batting average and 158 hits.

In his lone season as a coach at USI, in 2017, Bertram helped lead the Eagles to a conference championship and the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional. Bertram mentored seven all-conference players, while working directly with the catchers and outfielders and spending time as the third base coach.

Four players under Bertram’s leadership have been selected in the MLB Draft, two each from Southern Illinois and Southern Indiana.

During the summer of 2018, Bertram was the head coach of the Richmond Jazz in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. He also coached the Indiana Bulls travel organization from 2013-16.

A native of Zionsville, Ind., Bertram joins assistant coach Chris Marx as the second CU baseball staff member to have spent time at Southern Indiana. Marx also won a Division II National Championship during his tenure at USI, helping lead the Eagles to the title in 2010.